Posted: Tue 07 Aug 2012, 12:16 Post subject:
In a pickle
Sorry for all my questions today!
I'm in a bit of a pickle at the moment.
I spent all day building up my puppy linux (wary) and got it to the point where it was just right! It saves to DVD after each session. I was going to back it all up and 'freeze it' if you like so it's the same after each session.
I went to reboot and now it can't load all the saves as it says Ram Fulll. I could increase my Ram but I want to see if I can get around this. I can't face opening my computer with the spaghetti down below my feet!
I did a pfix=7 to free up some sfs and it booted ok but lost all my original data ( well it's still on the DVD but it won't load earlier stuff).
I've tried various things to get around this but had no luck...
Is there a way I can carry on by copying over all these saves to hard drive and just carry on working from the hard drive from now on? It's almost as though I want to create an image of my DVD and then boot that image of hard drive....
If not I will have to start again but I've already done this at least 3 times already!
Thanks for your help - it's all good learning about these things.
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Posted: Fri 10 Aug 2012, 08:20 Post subject:
Pixelblip, how much RAM has your computer, and have you created a swap partition? Swap is virtual memory, which the operating system uses as extra RAM when it runs out of the real thing. If you have less than 512 MB of RAM, you should make a swap partition of at least that much. You can do it with Menu -> System -> Gparted.
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