Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Oct. 27 2004,22:15
I think one can boot up 0.8.3 and use a restoration tarball "backup.tar.gz" from 0.8.2 and get all your setting back, if you had a fairly extensive filetool.lst in
Also, if you get the "three-item" menu, that only has xterm, restart and exit, then you need to make sure you have restored your "good" tarball into your running DSL system, and then if the menu won't pick up, restart the window manager with Menu -> WindowManager -> Restart. Be sure you don't "backup" without first getting everything running right, Menu, Fluxbox style, your sylpheed and dialup settings. If necessary, copy your old, good tarball to a backup like this
cp backup.tar.gz good_backup.tar.gz to keep it from being overwritten as you
work all this out. Good idea also is to save it on a couple of devices, not just one. I use a pen drive, sda1, and a hard drive partition, hda1
All of the MyDSL extensions that you download need to go on the backup device(s) in an /optional directory, and then when you restore from that device, all of the extensions will be picked up by DSL.
I put all of mine in the root of the CD in my remaster, but that has the downside of making the bootup a little long, especially if you have some big
MyDSL applications in there. Much easier to put them on the pen drive, and if you want one, such as AbiWord, then you know were to find it.
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