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How do I save my personal settings to a floppy?
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borgward

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jan 2006, 22:05    Post subject:  How do I save my personal settings to a floppy?  

How do I save my personal settings to a floppie?

I see an app to save to a Memory stick.

Is there a way to save personal settings to fd0 ?
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jan 2006, 22:28    Post subject: favoor.com for bookmarks  

An interesting question Smile

We do not yet have this
I did start looking at saving data on floppy with the eventual aim of saving to an online server (DSL does this I believe) . . .
What is personal info?
My first thought was bookmark.html and sylpheed . . .

Even though this is simple to script I did not get far enough to post anything.

I decided to use favoor.com for bookmarks
and gmail for email

that solved it for me

What did you have in mind? Smile

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borgward

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jan 2006, 00:16    Post subject: re how to save personal settings to floppy  

By personal settings, I meant dialup, ethernet settings, and etc. ,so that I don"t have to configure them manually evertime I use puppy.

The computer I am running puppy on can't write to a CD.

The HDD has been wiped, and has nothing on it.

I am running Puppy on a Dell Optiplex GXL P2 233 MHz. 64Mb RAM. I am using it to try out various live distros. Puppy does well on it. Ubantu live was totally no good. I am trying to determine what runs well on old machines.
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jan 2006, 00:43    Post subject:  

Why not create an ext3 partition on the hard drive for Puppy to use? It will save your settings to a pup001 file.
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jan 2006, 00:59    Post subject:  

I thought about that.

Since I am comparing differnt live distros, would that cause any interference w/the other live distros, when I booted them?
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jan 2006, 01:50    Post subject:  

No it is a single file called pup001. In Puppy2 any name can be used - but that is not out yet. Puppy will not interfere with Linux or Windows booting other distros.

You might try
Austrumi - Not sure if they have HD install
Mitrax - seemed fast to me but not much development
and Grafpup (just got a 10/10 review)
Beatrix is nice and simple
DSL I suppose you have tried.

Hope that gets you started - bigger distros - m m m
I think SLAX is nicely implemented and not that big. Barry likes Vector Linux. STX is meant for older systems - I started configuring and basically can no longer be asked. I want an operating system to be usable, not a course in computer engineering. Puppy works for me.
Most distros could be smaller. They just pack in a load of programs and that makes them a complete selection. They have the advantage of built in libraries and development tools that are an addon with Puppy.

Good Luck in your researches. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jan 2006, 08:09    Post subject:  

The new architecture of Puppy2 makes the floppy disk for personal files viable.
With puppy1 there was too much stuff to save, but puppy2 only needs to save new and modified files.

Puppy2 boots up by default in ram only, so at shutdown you can select where to save the personal files.

The problem comes at the next boot, as Puppy has to know where to look for the personal files.
Could we have it so that if a floppy disk is already inserted prior to bootup, Puppy will look on it for the personal files?
The PC would have to be set for boot search sequence CD -> floppy -> hard drive.
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