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OldCanuck

Joined: 04 Mar 2019
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PostPosted: Mon 04 Mar 2019, 23:26    Post subject: Xenial pup setup
Subject description: save Optional
 

I'm very new to xenial pup, and have been going with it for a few weeks now, Took me a while to modify it so that it would not 'Auto-save'

I'm Running using Frugal on a hdd, and to get it to not auto save, needed to do various changes. It would be nice to have xenial pup have the option to turn auto save on, i.e pupmode 12, or have manual save i.e. pupmode 13. When attempting to install things that may not work, nice to not have auto save (i.e. write to hdd).

I'm hoping that an option within xenialpup is made to allow people to easily switch between pupmode 12 and 13 for example.

I use it similar to Windows 'Restore point'.

Thanks
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foxpup


Joined: 29 Jul 2016
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Location: europa near northsea

PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2019, 04:55    Post subject:  

Welcome to Puppy, OldCanuck!

This is how I do it to control the 'save':
I use the boot option
Code:
pmedia=usbflash

That gives an icon to save the session.
Then I go to Puppy Event Manager. I set the time to save to 0 (never) and I choose to be asked on shutdown whether to save or not.

There are probably better ways to do it. Do a search on the forum.
Btw, imo, the best way to search the forum is with google adding 'puppy' and 'linux' to the search.
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rufwoof


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PostPosted: Tue 05 Mar 2019, 05:09    Post subject:  

With google you can specify sites to search, just add site:murga-linux.com/puppy for instance after your search words, i.e.
Quote:
"auto-save" site:murga-linux.com/puppy

(even with that refinement however, that particular search still brings up 14 pages of links).

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OldCanuck

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Mar 2019, 22:32    Post subject:  

foxpup: Thank you for the information, I had already found that information, however, it took me a few days to figure out exactly where to change the ataflash flag, and to get the auto save to be able to set to 0, one of the issues I had, is that I attempted to change stuff when it was still in pupmode 5, which is a no-no to try to mess with it at that time.

rufwoof Thanks for the neat trick, I will try that more often. it does limit some of the search results.


Anyone:
with the help of: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=81911

Here are my instructions I wrote, so that when I start from fresh again, I can easily re-create... (I'm adding it for completeness of this incase someone else stumbles on it).

1. change in /etc/rc.d/pupstate pupmode=13 <- change from 12.

2. set the Utilities/PupShutdownManger/Manage System Events/Save Session dialogue to "0" (no save).
AND ask on close. (if no close question, see other Users suggestions to change shutdown.rc )

3. change in menu.lst: change pmedia=atahd to ataflash. (this is in THE HDD or other root directory)

4. reboot, remember to save. This should make a 'SAVE' button appear on xenialpup main page after reboot, if working correctly!.


However, if ANYONE was to create a Method within xenialpup, (possibly an option on the Save Session page) that may save other Novice users the learning curve. Smile ... holding up... (even grandpa can use)

Thanks
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