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Old 01-06-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
xpucto
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Start Thunderbird from an USB extern HD


Hi!

I would like to always have all my files, mails and bookmarks (firefox, opera) around with me. I bought an external USB HD (iomega) and first put it my thunderbird in it.
I made a symbolic link to call thunderbird, but when I do this, I get
Quote:
bash: /usr/local/bin/thunderbird: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied
even when I try to run it with root.
Isn't it possible to run a programm from an external HD?
Should I only carry my profiles with me and not the whole programm?

thanks for any help.
 
Old 01-07-2008, 06:36 AM   #2
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Why would you need the whole program? I have basically done what you want, I think, i. e. I have told Thunderbird (and Firefox) to use a profile stored elsewhere. You can start "thunderbird --help" on console to see how you start it with Profile Manager.

My ~/.thunderbird/profiles.ini:

Code:
[General]
StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]
Name=didi
IsRelative=0
Path=/home/tito/Thunderbird-profile/Profiles/default.cae

[Profile1]
Name=tito
IsRelative=0
Path=/home/tito/data/thunderbird-profile
Default=1
As you see, you can define several profiles and tell thunderbird to start a given one (see output of "thunderbird --help" again.
 
Old 01-08-2008, 07:58 AM   #3
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Why would you need the whole program? I have basically done what you want, I think, i. e. I have told Thunderbird (and Firefox) to use a profile stored elsewhere. You can start "thunderbird --help" on console to see how you start it with Profile Manager.

My ~/.thunderbird/profiles.ini:

Code:
[General]
StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]
Name=didi
IsRelative=0
Path=/home/tito/Thunderbird-profile/Profiles/default.cae

[Profile1]
Name=tito
IsRelative=0
Path=/home/tito/data/thunderbird-profile
Default=1
As you see, you can define several profiles and tell thunderbird to start a given one (see output of "thunderbird --help" again.
Great thank you! I configured a profil for work and will make one for home. this way thunderbird will always look for the correct path. The configuration at work works already.
 
  


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