Joined: Mar. 2005
||Posted: Oct. 01 2007,17:45
|Quote (roberts @ Oct. 01 2007,11:18)|
|Quote (chaostic @ Sep. 30 2007,22:19)|
|Has/Will the usb toram from vfat fix be added to this release?|
I am not aware of any issues in this regard.
In fact I am posting this from a toram booted usb pendrive.
Of course, depending on how you installed DSL on the pendrive, or if you have mounted MyDSL extensions then it could most certainly affect whether the pendrive remains mounted or not.
Note that DSL v4 has significantly changed the pendrive install script. This places the small DSL partition at the end of the drive and the remaining (beginnning) of the drive is for extensions and can be shared with Windows. A single vfat partiton is probamatic for two reasons, size issues on large drives, and permission issues with root owning the entire partiton becasue of vfat
No, its understandable. The problem arises when you use a vfat formatted partition to hold the embedded install (Oh, and whats the difference between embedded and frugal?). The linuxrc script copies the knoppix image over to the temporary /cdrom2, and thats where the toram fails (and I assume, to hd as well), because vfat is a case insensitive filesystem. The linuxrc script is expecting "KNOPPIX" when the file is copied over as "knoppix". The fix is adding a "mv $SOURCE/$KNOPPIX_DIR/knoppix $TARGET/$KNOPPIX_DIR/$KNOPPIX" to rename the copied KNOPPIX file. (Will post the real line, or a diff/patch file when I get home).
Just thinking about it, that might result in an error if used in a two partition (vfat,ext2) usb boot situation (since the "knoppix" file would not be found in that case), so a test to see if the file exists first would be required, so essentially, just a two/three line fix (if, then, fi)
(Just of note, I used the unzip embedded.zip -> fat32 usb drive with syslinux.exe in windows method to install DSL on the drive)