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How to merge save file with slacko base sfs file?
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Scooby

Joined: 03 Mar 2012
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun 2012, 15:54    Post_subject:  How to merge save file with slacko base sfs file?  

is there an easy way to merge safefile with base sfs

can you unpack them and copy together
Then makesquash them again?

Will the base sfs be bootable after merge

I am running slacko?
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Flash
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun 2012, 20:06    Post_subject:  

Isn't that remastering? I think there's a Puppy tool for that, but I don't offhand know where it is and I've never done it so I don't know anything about it really. Embarassed
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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun 2012, 21:18    Post_subject:  

i think yes if you burn it bootable .

Flash mentioned /usr/sbin/remasterpup2 script where you can find codelines for that .

Just make sure that

/etc/rc.d/PUPSTATE,/etc/rc.d/BOOTCONFIG,/etc/.Xloaded are from the .sfs not from the .2fs

There are some files that can make your new .sfs problematic :

/etc/X11/xorg.conf
/etc/asound.state
/root/.flsynclient

.

There might be other files (also in /var) that may bork things .

/tmp should be there but left empty with 1777 permissions
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`f00


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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jun 2012, 21:42    Post_subject:
Sub_title: remaster
 

@Karl Godt - very good on the specifics to watch out for.

Here's my 2¢ on "easy way"

Generally speaking, remaster would be the way to go (unless you have special needs). The basic remaster procedure will produce a 'public' pup that may be distributed. Some custom remaster procedures allow more options (say you want to remaster for your own personal/private use with the current state and settings mostly intact). You can do that pretty easy by blanking content of the 'given' /tmp/root and /tmp/etc dirs and replacing that content with straight copies of the content of your current root and etc (a few files in etc should not be copied - take a look at the given /tmp/etc dir before you empty it for what these few do-not-copy files are ~or~ follow Karl's advice Smile and adjust accordingly).

After you've done this, there's usually still some minor tweaking to get your remaster just so..

If you use the remove built-ins feature in conjunction with a remaster to slim it down, be aware that there may be shared-dependency side effects that can possibly cripple your new pup :'' Sad

hth
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