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Old 12-03-2008, 03:08 PM   #1
frehleyfreak
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Knoppix persistent image absolutely will not retain settings


Hi guys,

As the subject states, I can't manage for the life of me to keep my settings with knoppix when I create a persistent image. I'm running the 5.3.1 version of the Live DVD. I have 2 fat32 formatted partitions and I have the dvd copied to 1 partition and the persistent image on the other.
I'm not the swiftest with linux but am somewhat comfortable with knoppix.
This is the wife's 'puter and unfortunately, i've got so much stuff on here, I don't have enough room to do the install to the hdd. I know you're not supposed to do that but i've got it installed on my laptop and it hasn't cost me anything. :-/
We're on dialup out here in the boonies and I've got to reinstall the drivers for my usb modem every time I boot up. Of course, I keep no other settings between boots, but my main gripe is redoing the modem and internet settings. I've tried every different form of cheatcode combos that I can think of to no avail. I've even tried just doing the save config from a root shell but that's not happening, either. When I do the persistent image (1GB) whatever is in my home folder is there when I reboot but no modem drivers, internet settings, desktop settings, etc.
I wouldn't be surprised if it's something simple i'm overlooking because god knows i'm the king of overlooking simple stuff. I hate to ask about such an idiotic problem on my first post but i'm at my wits end and have no idea where to go from here. I've googled until my eyes are close to falling out of their sockets but can't seem to find the light at the end of the tunnel. If you took the time to read the ramblings of a clueless linux noob, I thank you.

Peace, Ace
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:19 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frehleyfreak View Post
If you took the time to read the ramblings of a clueless linux noob...
To be honest, I didn't (other people may or may not have, of course). Stuff were people haven't taken the care to format their thoughts so that they are at least somewhat easy to read, I don't bother with, and, in this case, jump to the last sentence or two to see if anything there snags my attention.

You probably think this is a bit harsh, and if you do, I do have some sympathy with you, but I only have so much time and sometimes life is too short...

Sorry.
 
Old 12-07-2008, 10:01 PM   #3
frehleyfreak
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I admit, it was a bit long and rather jumbled. I'll also admit, it was my first post concerning this unbelievably annoying situation I have with my modem. I'll have to work on being somewhat more concise in the future. I've read many of your posts before replying to this one. Seems you're a rather knowledgeable individual. It would also seem that since you're so knowledgeable, you would have found it rather redundant to use your short time and indeed short life to offer me nothing but sympathy. Be that as it may, I do thank you for reading my last sentence or two and at least giving credence to my post by actually replying.

Peace, Ace
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:33 PM   #4
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I ran Knoppix for years before switching to Puppy Linux.

Suggestions:

1) Switch to Puppy (sorry couldn't help myself)

2) As I recall Knoppix needs to be told to look for your saved data. Try "knoppix home=scan" (or some such) at the boot prompt....
 
Old 12-07-2008, 11:38 PM   #5
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Or maybe "knoppix myconf=scan"

or in place of "scan" the path to the saved data......

Sorry back in the day I could have told you exactly buy my brain has turned to mush.

Puppy rocks BTW.

Last edited by lakedude; 12-07-2008 at 11:40 PM.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 09:27 AM   #6
frehleyfreak
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Appreciate the reply, lakedude.
Almost did take a chance and switch to Puppy.
Went a whole different route and installed slackware.
Now i'm runnin' around with a whole different set of modem problems. I installed slack on my laptop along with xp ad i've been trying to configure this wireless card I have from Cingular and you can believe, it's a newbie's nightmare, lol.
Oh well, such is life.

Peace, Ace
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