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Old 01-14-2009, 01:01 AM   #1
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Unhappy DSL-N


it boots, runs, works great. only how do i save settings so that i dont have to reinstall openoffice every time i reboot?

i assume its in the backup/restore but i try to enter device: /dev/hda or hda1 or hda2 it errors out w/ invalid device ""

anything you have will probably help.
please and thank you.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 05:27 PM   #2
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Backup and Restore

When booting from LiveCD or a Frugal Install, your application settings, bookmarks, etc can be saved to a hard drive partition, usb key, floppy, etc, in a file called backup.tar.gz. To create this file, right click on the desktop. System->Backup/Restore. Type in the name of the device to save to (e.g. hda1/sda1/floppy) and hit backup. Then, when you reboot, your settings can be restored using the cheatcode 'dsl restore={hda1/sda1/fd0/floppy}'.

To change which files are saved, edit /opt/.filetool.lst (list of files to backup) and /opt/.xfiletool.lst (list of files to exclude from the backup process). Adding files to .filetool.lst can be easily done by choosing the file/dir in emelfm and clicking the 'Add2Filetool" button.

The default files/dir saved at backup are:

opt/ppp
opt/bootlocal.sh
opt/powerdown.sh
opt/.dslrc
opt/.backgrounds
home/dsl/

If you decide you only want to save certain files in home/dsl/ and not the entire directory, you would want to remove home/dsl/ from .filetool.lst but add .filetool.lst and .xfiletool.lst to the .filetool.lst file.

Here is how it might look in this situation adding just the /home/dsl/.fluxbox directory

opt/ppp
opt/bootlocal.sh
opt/powerdown.sh
opt/.dslrc
opt/.backgrounds
opt/.filetool.lst
opt/.xfiletool.lst
home/dsl
home/dsl/.fluxbox

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Persistent home and opt directories
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Persistent home directory

A persistent home directory means that your entire home directory is written somewhere permanent, rather than constantly re-created at boot. Your home directory is probably where most of your custom settings are anyway, so making this persistent will save most or all of your settings. Here's how:

1) The first step is to create your home directory. Load up DSL as you normally would. Don't use the home boot option. Execute the following. If you want your home directory somewhere other than hda5, replace hda5 with the mount point of your device.

mount /mnt/hda5
mkdir -p /mnt/hda5/home
cp -a /home/dsl /mnt/hda5/home

2) Reboot, and use the boot option:

dsl home=hda5

Use this boot option every time you boot.

i have tried this to no avail.
thank you for your speedy responses
 
Old 01-15-2009, 06:00 PM   #3
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forget it. im useing slitaz now its better. just gotta get the damn wifi working...

thanks for all ur help and speedy responces im sure to hang around here some more!
 
  


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