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LinuxVille 10-21-2004 09:28 PM

Move CD - saving config to HDD
I downloaded the Move ISO and enjoying it so far. Very nice indeed.

But is it possible to save the settings to HDD in the freely available distro? I know that at boot, there is the "virtual_key=" boot option. But can't find anything for creating a virtual key. I know that USB keys don't work in the free distro... is it the same for virtual keys on the HDD?


opjose 10-22-2004 04:24 AM

They don't?

I've tried 9.2 and it manages to save the information on the key w/o problems.

You just need to specify the key's device name during startup.

e.g. my key mounts as a SCSI device...


So I specify that.

LinuxVille 10-22-2004 07:02 AM

I'm using the latest version of Move (10?)... the freely available distro. I'm NOT using USB media (not option in free distro).

I'm wondering if it's possible to save current settings on the hard drive and then use the "Virtual_Key" boot option to boot up with those settings later. I cannot find anything in the menu's for saving my current settings into a virtual key or into any kind of config file (like one can with Knoppix for example).

With the freely available "Move" distro, does one have to start with default settings and empty home dir everytime one boots??


opjose 10-22-2004 07:04 AM

I have yet to see 10.0 Move posted anywhere.

All of the links posted here in these forums were for 9.2.

Where did you download 10.0 from?

Also with 9.2 all you have to do is specify the location of the persistent home directory at kernel boot time.

opjose 10-22-2004 09:36 PM

After you posted the link I downloaded Move 10 to check it out.

This is cripple ware.

I'm pretty bumed out about it as any required modules to make it really useful are nowhere to be seen.

That is this release as is, is pretty much a demo, nothing more in that it is not capable of either saving configuration information or dealing with user home directories on other media.

So it's only good to check to see if you may want to buy the real thing.

Ugh... very "anti-Linux" IMHO.

At least Community gave you an almost complete distro, except for those graphic driver rpm's which SHOULD have been included...

Anyway no there is no way to save, nor are the boot parameters acted upon.

If you want to try something which WORKS as this should, check out SAM or other Mandrake based LiveCD distros on

I've had great luck even running these from large USB keys, although smaller distros are also available which will operate from as little as a 32 meg key...

heema 10-22-2004 11:16 PM

if u liked it why dont u install mandrake 10 ?

opjose 10-23-2004 07:59 AM

Eh, he is trying to run Mandrake MOVE 10.

This has nothing to do with installing Mandrake 10.

LinuxVille 10-24-2004 06:31 PM

Thanks guys. Arg, I tried Move 9.2, but it can't handle my cordless USB logitech mouse. Would be nice to have a portable CD based Linux as well that is really proper like Move 10 (maybe I'll buy it).

BTW, Mdk Move 10 (altho only a demo), overall is better than Knoppix IMHO.

I may install Mdk 10 on the HDD. I have dual boot FC1 & XP there now.

Thanks :)

Dogface1SG 04-04-2005 10:03 AM

Where did you download the 9.2 version with the key ability? All I can find is ver 10. I would purchase the full version but the only way they want to sell it to you is with a usb stick. I have 3 128 meg sticks laying around collecting dust as it is now I don't need another.

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