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Old 03-23-2010, 07:51 PM   #16
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Some of the new eeePC's seem to have browserlinux installed? I'm not sure if that was ever established or not. It is a derivative of puppy. I ran it the other day from a thumb drive and it's basic, but very quick on limited hardware. Even from a thumb drive. A big thumb drive looks like it would hold the files you have stored, depending on the cell phone pix stored that is.
 
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:06 PM   #17
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can anyone explain to me in plain english, (i'm a newbe remember)exactly what the steps are to backup my data, files etc to a 4 gig usb flash drive so i can download ubuntu to update from xandros and browser etc?. NO LINUX TECH LINGO PLEASE!!!
I only have photos, documents, bookmarks etc. No music, no games.

thanks; 5sugarnoodle2
 
Old 04-09-2010, 03:00 PM   #18
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1. Run Linux.

2. Use console or xterm window.

3. Type commands:

Code:
cd /
tar -pczf home.tar.gz home/
ls -l home.tar.gz
In result you will see something like:

Code:
-rw-r--r-- 1 user group 4000000000 2010-04-09 21:29 home.tar.gz
If the number after user's and group's names and before the date is greater than 4000000000 it isn't possible to store that file on 4 GB USB Flash. If it's less or equal 4000000000 it's possible.

In such case attach USB Flash to your machine, determine the name of the directory where USB Flash is mounted, and copy home.tar.gz file to that directory. I can't be more specific without feedback information.

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