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How to have a first-run message if a Save file exists?
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prehistoric


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 12:45    Post_subject:  How to have a first-run message if a Save file exists?
Sub_title: Puppy on a USB flash drive
 

I'm setting up Puppy 5.4.3 on a flash drive I'm mailing to a friend. I've guessed at what his configuration should be, but I want him to read the first-run message in case things don't work out-of-the-box.

Can someone tell me how to make this message appear when a save file exists?
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L18L

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Location: Burghaslach, Germany somewhere also known as "Hosla"

PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 13:46    Post_subject: Re: first-run message  

prehistoric wrote:
I'm setting up Puppy 5.4.3 on a flash drive I'm mailing to a friend. I've guessed at what his configuration should be, but I want him to read the first-run message in case things don't work out-of-the-box.

Can someone tell me how to make this message appear when a save file exists?

Code:
ln -s /usr/sbin/welcome1stboot /root/Startup

will display that message at every startup.
The link will have to be deleted later.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 16:32    Post_subject:  

Also I think Puppy may give the first-run message if the hardware does not match the Save file configuration. Try configuring the flash drive then booting it in a different computer to see what happens.
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prehistoric


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 23:15    Post_subject:  

I was hoping Flash was right. That would be a classic BK feature that you never noticed until you needed it.

I booted the flash drive system on my Asus eeepc, which has very different video, hoping this would be detected as a new machine. Nope. The system successfully configured the video, etc. for a very different machine without bringing up the first-run dialogue box.

I've decided to send the configured flash drive unmodified, and include a bootable DVD with an unconfigured system in the box. I'll explain the problem via email, so he will know what to do when he gets it.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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Flash
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2013, 23:48    Post_subject:  

Rats. Well, I thought I remembered that happening when I booted a multisession Puppy DVD in a different computer. Probably I misremembered.
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prehistoric


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Jan 2013, 17:18    Post_subject:  

Not a big problem.

As for memory, sitting here with two machines on a KVM switch, both of which have changed recently, and running multiple OSes, also using the LAN to debug a new router (which has both wired and wireless connections, including a separate "guest" network, all to be installed elsewhere) often leaves me wondering just what is at the other end of my fingertips when I type. I'm not sure I remember which computer I'm dealing with, let alone which version of a particular OS.
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