Joined: Mar. 2005
||Posted: May 17 2008,01:25
|Quote (mikshaw @ May 08 2008,22:08)|
Yes. All toram does is load the KNOPPIX file into ram; the directories that are read-only are still read-only. Most of the directories are merely links to /KNOPPIX/* initially, regardless of whether you're running directly from CD or toram. The mkwriteable script replaces these links with writable directories, and populates those directories with links to the individual files in /KNOPPIX/* directories.
|is it necessary to run mkwritable when loading gnu-utils.dsl to a toram session?|
If you wish to avoid mkwriteable, you must use extensions that do not write outside of /opt: uci, unc, or tar.gz
I ask because the update to gnu-utils script does it (calls mkwriteable, then mydsl-install), while reading through the mydsl-load it does not. (I save a copy of gnu-utils.dsl on my flash instead of redownloading it each time)
Edit: Actually it does. mydsl-load -> mydsl-install which calls mkwriteable.
So then a better question, why call mkwriteable twice? (Once in gnu-utils-restore, then again in mydsl-install)