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How do i delete files from the personal Save file?
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RaptureWatcher

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 03:00    Post_subject:  How do i delete files from the personal Save file?  

okay i'm using Slacko 5.3.3 and i want to delete files from the save file because i keep running out of space down to 1 MB. Where in the file manager can i go to delete files i dont need or is there another way?

Also Puppy Package Manager does not work and i dont know why?

Thanks
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Dewbie

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2013, 03:24    Post_subject:  

If you want to delete files from save file only:
* Boot with pfix=ram option.
* Click on save file to mount it.
* Delete unneeded files.
* Click on save file to unmount it.

You can also increase save file size this way:
* Menu / Utility / Resize personal storage file.
* Shut down, then reboot.

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Also Puppy Package Manager does not work and i dont know why?

Test it with pfix=ram option (see above).
If it works OK, save file is probably corrupted.
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RaptureWatcher

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan 2013, 01:29    Post_subject:  

Quote:
If you want to delete files from save file only:
Boot with pfix=ram option.


i used to know how to do this but i've forgotten it has something to do with the startup?
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watchdog

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan 2013, 03:02    Post_subject:  

RaptureWatcher wrote:
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If you want to delete files from save file only:
Boot with pfix=ram option.


i used to know how to do this but i've forgotten it has something to do with the startup?


At boot for a few seconds you'll see a display with puppy logo and down a line with:

boot:

Begin write fastly at that prompt:

"boot:" puppy pfix=ram

Press return. You'll load puppy in ram without save file.
For Puppy Package Manager see:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=626479#626479

Install the patch and it will work.
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RaptureWatcher

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jan 2013, 01:48    Post_subject:  

watchdog wrote:

At boot for a few seconds you'll see a display with puppy logo and down a line with:

boot:

Begin write fastly at that prompt:

"boot:" puppy pfix=ram

Press return. You'll load puppy in ram without save file.
.


sorry i cant do this as i'm using YUMI (www.pendrivelinux.com) to run multiple operating systems through a menu at startup. Is there some way that i can run puppy in ram without save file in another way? ty
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watchdog

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jan 2013, 02:18    Post_subject:  

RaptureWatcher wrote:
sorry i cant do this as i'm using YUMI (www.pendrivelinux.com) to run multiple operating systems through a menu at startup. Is there some way that i can run puppy in ram without save file in another way? ty


I don't know YUMI. I have read now something from the internet. If you don't want to burn a CD of puppy or you don't have CD I suggest you to create a puppy pendrive with Universal Installer and syslinux. You can also try with Unetbootin. I don't know other ways.
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rhadon


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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jan 2013, 14:08    Post_subject:  

Look at /initrd/pup_rw/. This folder is the mountpoint of your savefile. Before you change anything, it`s a good idea to make a backup of the save file. A good possibility to find out what sucks your space is the use of Gdmap from menu.

HTH

Rolf

Edit: Maybe I should explain that this post refers to booting with the save file and not with pfix=ram. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jan 2013, 05:39    Post_subject:  

I notice they say type quickly but I prefer to hit F2 and then read all my choices and take my time
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nooby

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Apr 2013, 05:41    Post_subject:  

rhadon wrote:
Look at /initrd/pup_rw/. This folder is the mountpoint of your savefile. Before you change anything, it`s a good idea to make a backup of the save file. A good possibility to find out what sucks your space is the use of Gdmap from menu.

HTH

Rolf

Edit: Maybe I should explain that this post refers to booting with the save file and not with pfix=ram. Wink


that is interesting. I would want to try. so if I make a copy
of the savefile and hide it somewhere then I can experiment
and delete files in /initrd/pup_rw/ and then reboot and
when it boot again it should not have the deleted files there?

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