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Old 12-18-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
Kevin Alcott
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I have puppy precise that I run from cd and want to keep it that way. I have 8 gig ..


I have puppy precise that I run from cd and want to keep it that way. I have 8 gig flash drive that I want to use for save files for not just me but for one or two other users where we each have our own passwords. The rest would be used for apps and files. What would be a good partition scheme. What type of file system for each and flags etc? I will use GParted. I would be open to installing the whole thing on flash drive if I knew it was easy to set for multiple users. The files can be common but with separate save files. Thanks
 
Old 12-18-2013, 11:11 PM   #2
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Are you booting the cd everytime and wanting different save files on the pendrive for each user?

If so. Just name the save files to the new users name and save as ext2. I'd format the USB as ext2 since
ext3 journaling file systems write too much to those cheap flash drives and prematurely wears them out.

If installing to pendrive, (If me I'd format it as ext2). Use

Code:
puppy pfix=ram
to run a virgin session in ram and when it asks to save. Use the user name that ran that live session.
On any next boot whether running live cd or installed pendrive. A list of save files will come up that you made for each user.
Just pick the number 1,2,3,4 whatever is next to the name and it will boot that save file only.

My SD card install
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d-deliver-174/

My save file is ext2 and sits on a ntfs file system since I run Puppy on my motorcycle tuner laptop with Windows 7 on it.
I did not feel like dual booting and I needed to make use of a 128MB Flash drive.
 
Old 12-19-2013, 12:14 AM   #3
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Just one more thing.

thanks. Is there any point to partitioning the flash drive or just format it?
 
Old 12-19-2013, 07:03 AM   #4
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I just format the whole drive as 1 partition because of simplicity and size of drive also comes into question for me.

Back when I ran Puppeee on sd card on my eeepc 900 (I sold it) I just ran
the whole card as ext2 file partition and kept the save files on the same sd card also. I also made backups of personal save files
in case one got corrupted from improper shutdown or whatever reason.
 
  


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