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Converting frugal with save-file to frugal with save-folder?
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paulh177


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Nov 2018, 07:36    Post subject:  Converting frugal with save-file to frugal with save-folder?  

Tahr 605, 32 bit.
Frugal install on ext3 disk with ext3 savefile.
I'd like to convert to a save-folder setup but not a full install.

So, I've booted pfix=ram, saved on shutdown into a folder, to give me a base directory structure.

My inclination is to boot back into the newly created pup, mount the old savefile & recursively copy its contents into the folder.

However, I'm just checking to see if there's anything I'll miss by so doing - for instance, should I actually be booting into my "old" pup with save-file and doing the recursive copy from subdirs of /initrd?

I'll be trying anyway, there's no significant risk involved, but as I've never fully understood puppy's layered fs, I thought it worth a check with the experts.

thanks
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Nov 2018, 07:54    Post subject: Re: Converting frugal with save-file to frugal with save-folder?  

paulh177 (in part) wrote:
My inclination is to boot back into the newly created pup, mount the old savefile & recursively copy its contents into the folder.
Good morning, paulh177. That's how I've done it. But I too would like to know where to read advice on this.

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Nov 2018, 08:51    Post subject: Re: Converting frugal with save-file to frugal with save-folder?  

paulh177 wrote:
My inclination is to boot back into the newly created pup, mount the old savefile & recursively copy its contents into the folder.
Don't fiddle in the pupsave that you are using!

You should doit from another Puppy, or the same Puppy running without pupsave (pfix=ram).
When you start your Puppy up it will detect both, pupsavefile and -folder, and offer you the choice anyway.
Choose 0 (in RAM), copy the contents of the one to the other. Delete the one and reboot.
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paulh177


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Nov 2018, 09:31    Post subject: Re: Converting frugal with save-file to frugal with save-folder?  

foxpup wrote:
Don't fiddle in the pupsave that you are using!
(snip)


yeah, I don't think you've read my post properly, but thanks anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Nov 2018, 09:48    Post subject:  

Perhaps your answer lies here?
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Nov 2018, 11:06    Post subject:  

Semme wrote:
Perhaps your answer lies here?


excellent search-fu @Semme Smile
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Nov 2018, 11:33    Post subject:  

I figure if it sounds like a question that's been asked before, it probably has. They typically offer a satisfactory solution.
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Nov 2018, 13:52    Post subject:  

Quote:
They typically offer a satisfactory solution.


Or put one on the right track....
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov 2018, 15:19    Post subject:  

Semme wrote:
I figure if it sounds like a question that's been asked before, it probably has. They typically offer a satisfactory solution.


indeed.
unfortunately the forum has long been difficult to search efficiently.
if I could have found the answer easily myself, I wouldn't have asked ...
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov 2018, 17:33    Post subject:    

Idea PuppyLinux.US Search >> Courtesy -- T(ender)L(oving)C(are)Host.
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