Joined: April 2008
||Posted: April 09 2008,13:26
It strikes me that using DSL, and indeed certain other distros, on a USB stick is a bit...strained, since they're designed for the rather limited environment of a CD. Specifically, what I'd like to do is to store the files natively, on the USB stick, rather than using the backup/restore features. Key advantages to this:
1. No need to play with backing things up and restoring them--just boot off the stick, and your files are there.
2. When in a different OS, the files can be accessed simply by mounting the memory stick and selecting a folder.
To this end, I would like to change the /home symlink (which is by default to /ramdisk/home) to point to a location on the USB stick, mounted as /cdrom, it seems (so /home -> /cdrom/cargo), and to make the relevant directory writeable as a normal user. I have verified that it is possible to write to files in this location (by becoming superuser). But it does not seem to be possible to give the directory to "dsl" using chown.
I have found how to uncompress the KNOPPIX image, but I cannot see where the symlinks are set up. How might I go about changing the symlink, and giving the default user write permissions?
Thanks in advance.