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DAMN SMALL LINUX from USB
Saving downloaded MyDSL extensions



Here is the how-to "saving downloaded dsl extensions" on a dsl booting from USB-Stick


1). First we have to make a directory where you will save the extensions on your USB-Stick. . . so either in windows enter the USB and make a directory called "optional" . . . OR do it the Linux way:

Open the ATerminal ( or XTerminal ) and:

CODE
$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1
$ sudo mkdir /mnt/sda1/optional
$ sudo umount /mnt/sda1



2). Next get the extensions the "normal" way and save them first to "/ramdisk/home/dsl"

3). Mount the sda1 partition:

CODE
$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1



4). Open Emelfm as root:

CODE
$ sudo emelfm



5). Once Emelfm is open you will see in the left panel "/ramdisk/home/dsl" ( where your extensions are temporary ) and in the right panel you have to change to "/mnt/sda1/optional"

6). Copy over the files with .dsl extension from the left to the right side ( to "/mnt/sda1/optional" )

7). Next time you boot you will find the extensions you saved in the Menu --> MyDSL



If you want to add even more new extensions . . repeat 2 to 6


Now you can take your USB-Stick to every computer you can find ( from Iceland to Antarctica ) that boots from USB and you will have your favorite OS + favorite programs booted in seconds.

Have fun !!



Bruno



-- Apr 10 2006 --



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