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Old 01-05-2007, 07:06 PM   #1
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Saving info in live OS


In any live boot linux cd when lets say you download a new kernel or patch for wifi card or anything....Where do that get saved to? Does it get removed when you shutdown? Just how does that whole process work?
 
Old 01-05-2007, 07:33 PM   #2
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I would read the faqs on Knoppix site. There is a book on the Hacking Knoppix that descibes saving data. The thing is it usually is saving your home folder and settings. The kernel itself may be more than it can handle. Never done it so can't say yes or no.

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Old 01-05-2007, 07:56 PM   #3
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Do a Google search for persistent home, some livecd distros are easier to set it up than others. Although I doubt you can upgrade the kernel without doing a remaster.

PCLinuxOS has a script to setup a home on a usbkey, I know I had to use it that way for a month when my last HD decided to die.Kanotix you have to enable unionfs, other will have their own method just look at the distros documentation.
 
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thanks for the tips...but still though if you where to download something in the live distro where would it save it to ?
 
Old 01-06-2007, 10:28 AM   #5
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It depends on how the distro is setup. Usually the drive is virtually mounted in memory. So when you shutdown it is gone. If you look at files like /etc/fstab it should show how the system is mounted. Boot up with your CD and post contents of /etc/fstab.

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Old 01-06-2007, 10:35 AM   #6
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You may want to try Puppy Linux if you want to save your data on the live CD disk.
 
Old 01-07-2007, 04:43 PM   #7
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You may want to try Puppy Linux if you want to save your data on the live CD disk.
And Puppy will also save your config date on your hard drive too.


pup_save.3fs 32769 KB
pupswap.swp 102401 KB







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