Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Mon 19 Nov 2018, 09:26
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » House Training » Beginners Help ( Start Here)
Set of ready-made pupsave and swap files,
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 5 of 5 [71 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Author Message
musher0

Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 12986
Location: Gatineau (Qc), Canada

PostPosted: Thu 06 Aug 2015, 12:13    Post subject:  

Hi, Mike7.

That's ok. No guilt trip, please!

I think discussing "size of browser caches" here was/is ok. It has a distant
but real link with the overall "space" created by the pupsave and the swap
file. Beyond that would be pushing it, though!

BFN.

musher0

_________________
musher0
~~~~~~~~~~
Je suis né pour aimer et non pas pour haïr. (Sophocle) /
I was born to love and not to hate. (Sophocles)

Last edited by musher0 on Wed 04 Jan 2017, 02:14; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Pelo

Joined: 10 Sep 2011
Posts: 12591
Location: Mer méditerrannée (1 kms°)

PostPosted: Wed 03 Feb 2016, 00:16    Post subject: allo Musher0 help desk,  

allo Musher0 help desk, I need your zip to solve the nice and thin WOLX, Puppy from France. It kernels panick when uploading its own wolxsave.
I will feedback if your zip save me from the deroot.
"Would it be a good idea to use gzip since some pups won't support lzo or xz by default.." lzo unrecognized by Wolx
I take a break.
UEextract 2.7 decompresses lzo... moi je m'énerve un peu de ces contretemps Only french speaking citizens could understand.
Smile Smile Smile Canadian Help Desk method is sucessful
My wolx explodes again with kernel panic, but it's a different cause Crying or Very sad pupsave is empty, wolx runs in RAM, and explodes kernel panic with empty pupsave, tabernacle ! Patente à gosses! Viande à chien!

_________________
Passenger Pelo ! don't ask him to repair the aircraft. Don't use him as a demining dog .... pleeease.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger 
musher0

Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 12986
Location: Gatineau (Qc), Canada

PostPosted: Tue 11 Jul 2017, 02:25    Post subject:  

Hello all.

At the end of June, nic007 published a nice pupsave creator script, here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=959268&sort=lastpost#959268

Enjoy! BFN.

_________________
musher0
~~~~~~~~~~
Je suis né pour aimer et non pas pour haïr. (Sophocle) /
I was born to love and not to hate. (Sophocles)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
nic007


Joined: 13 Nov 2011
Posts: 2677
Location: Cradle of Humankind

PostPosted: Sun 13 Aug 2017, 03:40    Post subject:  

musher0 wrote:
Hello all.

At the end of June, nic007 published a nice pupsave creator script, here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=959268&sort=lastpost#959268

Enjoy! BFN.


musher0, hope you don't mind that I'm messing with your thread...and a swapfile creator here: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=111117
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
musher0

Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 12986
Location: Gatineau (Qc), Canada

PostPosted: Sun 13 Aug 2017, 06:12    Post subject:  

Hi, nic007!

This is a thread about pupsaves and swap files, not about me! Smile

Please feel right at home in it!

BFN.

_________________
musher0
~~~~~~~~~~
Je suis né pour aimer et non pas pour haïr. (Sophocle) /
I was born to love and not to hate. (Sophocles)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
musher0

Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 12986
Location: Gatineau (Qc), Canada

PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr 2018, 17:25    Post subject:  

Hello all.

I bumped into this old problem again yesterday, in DPupStretch-7.0.0a1, of all Pups!!!

I realized that this thread does not offer a set of ready-made smaller pupsave files, so
here you go! (Please see attached files.)

How-to:
-- copy the file with the size you need in your Puppy's directory;

-- unzip it TWICE;

-- once that is done, replace the "puppy" mention in the file name with the name of your
pup, e.g. xenial, stretch, lupu, etc. So it will become stretchsave-12Mb.2fs, for example.
Otherwise, the Puppy won't pick it up;

-- you may wish to change the part of the file name after the hyphen to something more
meaningful, but this is optional;

-- do not touch or edit the ".2fs" part;

-- please remember that you may also need to

download,
unzip,
make executable and
run

the one-liner called gdkPixbuf.sh.zip in the OP of this thread if the icons on your desktop
or in the ROX-Filer appear jumbled

IHTH.
puppysave-48Mb.2fs.zip.zip
Description 
zip

 Download 
Filename  puppysave-48Mb.2fs.zip.zip 
Filesize  3.68 KB 
Downloaded  94 Time(s) 
puppysave-36Mb.2fs.zip.zip
Description 
zip

 Download 
Filename  puppysave-36Mb.2fs.zip.zip 
Filesize  2.48 KB 
Downloaded  92 Time(s) 
puppysave-24Mb.2fs.zip.zip
Description 
zip

 Download 
Filename  puppysave-24Mb.2fs.zip.zip 
Filesize  1.53 KB 
Downloaded  93 Time(s) 
puppysave-12Mb.2fs.zip.zip
Description 
zip

 Download 
Filename  puppysave-12Mb.2fs.zip.zip 
Filesize  1.26 KB 
Downloaded  89 Time(s) 

_________________
musher0
~~~~~~~~~~
Je suis né pour aimer et non pas pour haïr. (Sophocle) /
I was born to love and not to hate. (Sophocles)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
musher0

Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 12986
Location: Gatineau (Qc), Canada

PostPosted: Mon 16 Jul 2018, 05:29    Post subject:
Subject description: Does anyone know why this problem resurfaces every now and then? :)
 

Hello all.

Does anyone know why this problem resurfaces every now and then? Smile

A new member was looking for the pupsave file of a xenialPup the day before
yesterday...
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=998643&sort=lastpost#998643
This inspired me to revisit the script I had written, revised by Karl Godt, and make
it as universal as possible.

Here goes. Please read the comments before copying and pasting it for your own
use or downloading the attached zip.

This saves me some typing, of course, but on your part, knowing how to use this
script instead of poking blindly around with it may also save you some troubles! Wink
Code:
#!/bin/bash
# psave-N-Xfs.sh # Console script.
# Can also be run by typing its symbolic link, psave-N-Xfs.
#
# (C) musher0, June 20, 2014. GPL3. Rev.: April 3, June 10 & July 16, 2018.
# Please see "LICENCE / LICENSE" below.
#
# Purpose: Create, in a Puppy directory, a pupsave file of any number of
# Mb's, containaing an ext2, ext3 or ext4 file system.
# For use on Puppies where the pupsave creation script seems to be defective,
# for whatever reason.
#
# Error routines by Karl_Godt. Thanks, Karl.
#
# Examples, taking xenialPup as basis:
# -- psave-N-Xfs a 300 4
# Creates a pupsave file of 300 Mb's in ext4 named xenialsave-arf.4fs
# -- psave-N-Xfs w 192 2
# Creates a pupsave file of 192 Mb's in ext2 named xenialsave-woof.4fs
#
# Please see "NOTES" below.

####
[ "$1" = "a" ] && A=arf # Choice of names
[ "$1" = "w" ] && A=woof

B="$2" # size in Mb's # Specified by the user.

C="$3" # extension type: ext2, ext3 or ext4.
# Again, specified by the user.
# Simple limits: 2, 3 or 4.
[ "$C" -lt "2" ] && C=2
[ "$C" -gt "4" ] && C=4

# Name of Pup
NOM="`awk -F'=' '$1 ~ /PREFIX/ { print $2 }' /etc/DISTRO_SPECS | cut -d\"'\" -f2`"
[ $? = 0 ] || { echo "Sorry, unable to find the name of your Puppy. Press Return to exit.";read;return 1; }

if [ ! -f "$NOM"save-"$A"."$C"fs ];then
# Creation
   dd if=/dev/zero of="$PWD"/"$NOM"save-"$A"."$C"fs bs=1M count=$B
   [ $? = 0 ] || { echo "Sorry, unable to create savefile correctly. Press Return to exit";read;return 1; }
# Formating
   mkfs.ext2 -q -m 0 -F "$PWD"/"$NOM"save-"$A"."$C"fs
   [ $? = 0 ] || { echo "Sorry, unable to create filesystem in savefile. Press Return to exit";read;return 1; }

else
     echo -e "\n\t\e[1;33mYou already have a pupsave by that name.
\t\t\tExiting.\e[0m\n"
     exit
fi

exit
####
NOTES
Once that is done, reboot.
The Puppy will pick up the save file on reboot.

However, once back on your desktop, you may see icons with question marks.
You may need to update your gtk/gdk cache with the following line:
# gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders --update-cache # (Uncomment to use.)
to regain the normal (original) appearance of the icons. Source:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=722565&sort=lastpost#722565

####
LICENCE / LICENSE
EN -- Q.v. https://opensource.org/licenses/GPL-3.0
# ~~~~
FR -- Ce programme est libre : vous pouvez le redistribuer ou modifier
selon les termes de la Licence Publique Générale GNU publiée par la
Free Software Foundation (v. 3  ou ultérieure, à votre choix).
      Ce programme est distribué dans l'espoir qu'il sera utile, mais SANS
AUCUNE GARANTIE, ni explicite ni implicite, y inclus de commercialisation
ou d'adaptation à un but spécifique. Pour plus de détails, s.v.p. vous
reporter au texte officiel de cette licence à l'adresse Internet ci-dessus
(traduction à http://linux-france.org/article/these/gpl.html), et à
l'explication qui en est donnée à
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licence_publique_générale_GNU.
####

Script is attached as a zip archive; it also contains a link you may find handy.

Enjoy!
psave-N-Xfs.zip
Description  Unzip in your Puppy directory and make the "*.sh" script executable. Then run with the parameters you desire.
zip

 Download 
Filename  psave-N-Xfs.zip 
Filesize  1.91 KB 
Downloaded  42 Time(s) 

_________________
musher0
~~~~~~~~~~
Je suis né pour aimer et non pas pour haïr. (Sophocle) /
I was born to love and not to hate. (Sophocles)

Last edited by musher0 on Mon 16 Jul 2018, 16:12; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
musher0

Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 12986
Location: Gatineau (Qc), Canada

PostPosted: Mon 16 Jul 2018, 16:07    Post subject:  

Hi all.

Hopefully this is the last script I'll ever contribute trying to solve this
vexing problem.

The only thing different from the script above is that in position 1 ("$1$),
you can specify any name you wish for your pupsave file.
Quote:
Example:
Code:
psave-N-Xfs browsers 250 3
Creates a pupsave file of 250 Mb's in ext3 named
xenialsave-browsers.3fs in the Puppy's directory.
"Scarecrow" or "blableblibloblue" will do fine. But may I suggest that you
choose meaningful names describing what you intend to do mostly with
the pupsave file: names such as "PersFin" (for "Personal Finances") or
"wine" (if this pupsave will contain many wine programs), or
"GnumTempl" (if you intend to use the pupsave file mostly for "Gnumeric
templates").

I'm sure you are already doing this. Focused names are easier to
remember. Only reservation: not use spaces in the pupsave file name.

BFN.
psave-N-Xfs.zip
Description  Same instructions as above.
zip

 Download 
Filename  psave-N-Xfs.zip 
Filesize  1.92 KB 
Downloaded  45 Time(s) 

_________________
musher0
~~~~~~~~~~
Je suis né pour aimer et non pas pour haïr. (Sophocle) /
I was born to love and not to hate. (Sophocles)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
robert_m

Joined: 02 Feb 2016
Posts: 17
Location: Monterey Bay, California

PostPosted: Wed 14 Nov 2018, 17:01    Post subject:  

Let's all hope that this can get resolved!

I downloaded XenialPup64, tried it on two systems, I like it!
When I closed it, I save to my USB Flash.
I then moved the flash to the 2nd system, and it booted to the "This is the First Time you are Running..." screen. Did I save the .sfs to the hard drive by accident? No, I have 3 files on the sdc2 partition - see attached "empty3fs.png"

I see that I actually have two eairlier sessions I saved, only the first .2fs has any content.

Is this a result of the problem that is discussed in this thread, or something else.[/img]
empty3fs.png
 Description   
 Filesize   28.1 KB
 Viewed   50 Time(s)

empty3fs.png


_________________
- Rob M.
Puppy in My Pocket
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
musher0

Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 12986
Location: Gatineau (Qc), Canada

PostPosted: Wed 14 Nov 2018, 18:19    Post subject:  

robert_m wrote:
Let's all hope that this can get resolved!

I downloaded XenialPup64, tried it on two systems, I like it!
When I closed it, I save to my USB Flash.
I then moved the flash to the 2nd system, and it booted to the "This is the First Time you are Running..." screen. Did I save the .sfs to the hard drive by accident? No, I have 3 files on the sdc2 partition - see attached "empty3fs.png"

I see that I actually have two earlier sessions I saved, only the first .2fs has any content.

Is this a result of the problem that is discussed in this thread, or something else.[/img]

Hello robert_m.

No, your problem is not related to the subject of this thread, since you
were able to create three pupsaves.

I would however delete the empty pupsaves or move them to a sub-sub-
directory (where Puppy can't recognize / reach them). Yes, you have
read correctly, that's "sub-sub-directory", i.e. second or even third
"basement" under your /mnt/sdc2. Move the extra pupsaves to
something like /mnt/sdc2/extra/psaves/.

BTW, the "*.sfs" file ending is reserved for use for and by the Puppy
system itself. Pupsaves typically have a "*.2fs", "*.3fs" or "*.4fs" file
ending, depending on whether you chose the ext2, ext3 or ext4 file-
system structure for your pupsave when you created it.

Finally a word of caution on the ready-made pupsaves provided in this
thread: I have created them on a 32-bit system. They are totally
untested on a 64-bit.

I'd be happy to learn that they work on a 64-bit Puppy, the file structure
being the same; but at this point I can provide no guarantees. Thanks
for your understanding.

IHTH.

~~~~~~~~~~~~
Edit, 5 minutes later.

I do not have a 64-bit XenialPup on this computer, so I'm groping a bit
in the dark. That said...

Looking at you list of files in your screen cap, I think I can explain why
your Pup is saying "This is the first time..."

The two empty files are automatically dismissed at boot-up because they
are empty. Try to load them manually, and you will get an error message.

The valid one, content-wise, that has +/- 450 Kb, seems to bear only the
default pupsave name, not a personalized one.

A pupsave file name should have 3 parts, like so: xenialsave-arf.2fs.
A default "xenialsave" name, provided by the Puppy (in this case, my
32-bit Puppy), a dash and a second part provided by us, the users, and
thirdly the file ending.

The middle, personalized, part seems to be missing on your pupsave. So
your Puppy thinks that file is also invalid, and concludes: "This user has
not created a pupsave yet". So, of course, it asks you to create a new
one.

Try renaming it from another Pup? Or even from the pristine
xenialPup-64, it should be ok, but you will have to reboot in this case.

I mean adding a middle part to the file name? Maybe something like:
xenialpup64save-me.2fs. I indicate "-me", but it can be "-schmurf" or
anything you like. (A combination of letters and numbers only, however;
no punctuation or fancy characters.)

Although at 450 Kb, you likely have only your time zone and language
localization saved in it, yes? So maybe just respond to the prompt and
create a new pupsave?

But don't forget to provide a personalization part when asked. It is
important to type in one, since a PuppyLinux system can have several
pupsaves for various uses or functions.

IHTH. Keep us posted as to how it went? Smile

_________________
musher0
~~~~~~~~~~
Je suis né pour aimer et non pas pour haïr. (Sophocle) /
I was born to love and not to hate. (Sophocles)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
robert_m

Joined: 02 Feb 2016
Posts: 17
Location: Monterey Bay, California

PostPosted: Wed 14 Nov 2018, 22:47    Post subject:  

musher0 -

Thank you for your help with this.

I am experimenting with burying the empty files, and I get the same results.
I may not have been perfectly accurate previously: the Quick Setup dialog opens when I boot, but I do not see a "first time" message until I save before closing.

I think I may start fresh, gparted tells me most of the 2GB flash is unallocated - huh? I has been quite some time since I put puppy on the drive, I don't remember the details.

I will get back to you tomorrow - I'm done for now

_________________
- Rob M.
Puppy in My Pocket
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 5 of 5 [71 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » House Training » Beginners Help ( Start Here)
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.1265s ][ Queries: 13 (0.0341s) ][ GZIP on ]