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Pizzapup and a full hard disk installation
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PostPosted: Thu 24 May 2007, 08:24    Post_subject:  Pizzapup and a full hard disk installation  

After playing with the Pizzapup version of Puppy for a month or so, I've decided to blow away the windoze system and turn the computer into a Puppy only machine. Since I didn't want to lose everything I had done, I copied the pza-save.2fs to a flash drive so I could easily restore all my settings and installed programs and so on and so forth.

I assume there is a simple way to do that, move items from the save file to the hard disk in a full hard disk installation but at the moment, it is escaping me. Can someone tell me how to do that?
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PostPosted: Thu 24 May 2007, 09:23    Post_subject:  

I seem to remember a graphical tool for doing this but on the command line the following should do it assuming you are in the same directory as your pza-save.2fs
mkdir /tmp/mountpoint
mount -o loop pza-save.2fs /tmp/mountpoint
rox /tmp/mountpoint

this gives you access to all the files, now copy away
when you are done close all rox windows, applications and consoles that are accessing the save file and do
umount /tmp/mountpoint

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PostPosted: Thu 24 May 2007, 11:19    Post_subject:  

Copying large numbers of files will go much much faster on the commandline, by the way! Doing it through Rox is slooooow, even on a 3GHz machine.

But before you copy the entire file, keep in mind some files might be a little different in an HD install. So it might be better to only copy specific things.

Personally, I prefer the Frugal install. That way I can just swap in a new save-file, and do easy backups. But to each his own Smile

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