Joined: July 2005
||Posted: July 18 2005,10:56
wow - thank you guys so much for such a quick and friendly response!
ok, i guess a little more background info is required for my goals:
As much as I love the idea of booting directly from the usb key and getting that sweet speed, It jsut doesn't seem that practical when so many computers have interesting quirks about booting options. And a lot of public computers don't allow you to reboot anyways (some library terminals come to mind), so qemu is the way I went.
So the way I installed dsl is getting the dsl-embedded 1.3 zip that includes qemu, the dsl image, and the harddisk image, and unzip it to a 128 MB key (if i require more space, i can move it to a 512)
I may be mistaken, but i thought that the dsl packages were similar to rpm and deb packages, they just install very nicely on dsl. So if i stored the dsl package in a saved folder and loaded them on boot-time, then they would install to all of the temporary subdirectories and such. If i installed them, then added *every* directory where files were added/changed, then i wouldn't need to keep the .dsl file at all?
Of course, both have disadvantages. . . saving the dsl file will take extra space and extra time at boot to install. Where as saving all of the directories in the .filetool.lst takes extra time at bootup to restore the backup for each directory, and backs it up everytime you shut it down.
and for ke4nt1:
ok, i take it I'm screwing myself over with using qemu in terms of your directions. I thought it mounted the harddisk image as /mnt/hda . . . so I cannot access /dev/hd2 (unless you meant for me to download the .dsl file directly to the usb key outside of dsl, in which case i'd need to move to a larger usb key)
Mydsl will not download the dsl file for gcc to /mnt/hda, so i download to tmp and try to move it there after as super user. But it says that I don't have any space there! (the harddisk image is 60 megs, and gcc.dsl is around 15 i think . .. should be plenty of room)
so does it look like my best option is to install these things, then just add all of the directories to .filetool.lst ?
Or can we just bug the creators of dsl to provide a dl for a development iso?
Although, if someone were to help me remaster one, I could probably find somewhere to host it for others, or set up a torrent . . .
Thanks again for being so quick and courteous!