Originally Posted by Wu2wei View Post
That way you get the security of a limited access
Can you explain that to me? If someone can access my system because of a browser exploit he has root rights on Puppy and user-rights on any other distro. How is that secure?
Puppy in frugal install mode uses a save file for all settings and individual entries. This savefile resides on the HDD, a USB flash drive or even on a multisession CD.
So, if you did a frugal install and if you created the pupsave file with the first shutdown, then you have a file called e.g. lupusave.3fs.
Now, you can copy this file as many times, as you wish and name it slightly differently each time. Say...
When you reboot next, Puppy will give you the choice which of the 3 savefiles to mount. say you choose lupusave-unsafe.3fs and open Puppy with this file. You can then surf all kinds of risky corners of the internet and no matter what malware you may catch (highly unlikely, but possible), it will at most only infect lupusave-unsafe.3fs, not the other 2! No way!
So tell me, what risk are you taking with this approach?
Frugal installs are described here