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DAMN SMALL LINUX from USB
Saving Personal Files



Since D Small Linux includes a script that makes it easy to install the distro to an USB thumbdrive and make it bootable, there are questions on how to save personal files and downloaded extensions. In this Tip you can read how to save personal files ( doc, mp3, txt, etc. ), and next week we will show how to save the MyDSL extensions you downloaded.

Make a new directory in /ramdisk/home/dsl and for the example I will call it "bruno":

CODE
$ mkdir  /ramdisk/home/dsl/bruno


Now ALL the files you want to save for the next boot you are going to move to /ramdisk/home/dsl/bruno . . . . only there will they be available at next boot.

NOTE: It zips the files at shutdown, so if you have many files in /ramdisk/home/dsl/bruno the shutdown may take longer then usual.



Bruno



PS: There is a "mount-app" in the right-bottom-corner of the screen where you can "mount" your hda1 ( XP partition ) . . . . you will be able to move files from the XP partition to DSL . . . . but you can not write to the XP partition as long as it is formatted NTFS ( writing to FAT partitions is possible though ! )



-- Apr 4 2006 --


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