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nicOS-Remaster-Suite
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nic007


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Oct 2018, 09:57    Post subject:  

Made some changes to the Remaster-Auto-Final (Choose to customise version).
1) The application will ask you to choose to customise or not at the start before any compression is done. This is more convenient for the user as the application will then proceed and finish the process in auto mode.
2) Changed the compression to gzip. This is faster but will yield a bigger remastered sfs file as with xz compression for example. Some people have huge savefiles/folders so this will shorten the time of the total process.

Note: When I tested the script, I used Tahr with changes saved to a savefolder. After doing the remaster, I discovered that I could neither rename nor delete the savefolder during the same session. So this is what I did: after remaster > moved the remastered files from / to a partition of the drive > I use grub4dos as bootloader so edited the menu.lst file by adding pfix=ram to the Tahr (in my case) entry to be able to boot without the savefolder > rebooted > I could now delete or rename the savefolder and the old files > moved the remastered files to the tahr folder and rebooted. The pfix=ram entry should be removed if you are going to use a new savefile/folder. Instead of editing menu.lst one can edit the commandline at the grub4dos bootup screen but that's a bit more technical.

Script uploaded to first post.
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rockedge


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Oct 2018, 10:47    Post subject:  

the one which works for me the best...almost perfectly is....
Remasterpup-Updated-Experimental

makes the remaster of a working zoneminder system on tahr,xenial and so far bionic, that will have all components functioning out of the box.
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nic007


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Oct 2018, 10:51    Post subject:  

rockedge wrote:
the one which works for me the best...almost perfectly is....
Remasterpup-Updated-Experimental

makes the remaster of a working zoneminder system on tahr,xenial and so far bionic, that will have all components functioning out of the box.


Specially designed for your needs, not mainstream. Smile Actually - just checked that version again. It seems that my later releases are based on that.
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rockedge


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Oct 2018, 12:12    Post subject:  

I used it to remaster a Tahr and Xenial running real time kernels and recording software as well as equipped with software synthesizers for some musician friends to see what happened .... you know finished systems for guys who play music and can do the basic computer stuff to run it. Like boot from a USB stick

worked perfectly both times. On top of the successful zoneminder system remasters.
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rockedge


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Oct 2018, 12:23    Post subject:  

now I am the hero because if they screw it up all I have to do is delete the save folder and reboot.
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nic007


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Oct 2018, 13:35    Post subject:  

I haven't been using a savefile/folder for ages and I also don't do remasters. I use an adrv instead to save small changes (my adrv is about 2MB) and use sfs-addons for additional applications. I don't install anything.
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2018, 05:00    Post subject:  

Added nicOS-Remaster-Suite to first post. This (hopefully) concludes my work on the remaster of Puppy. I've made some changes so users are encouraged to download this suite as replacement for my previous scripts which has been deleted.
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Oct 2018, 10:45    Post subject:  

thank you nic007! Nice work..well done and very useful. I replace in all my remasters the stock remaster scripts and now include this Suite in it's place.
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