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How do you rescue a Frugal install? - SOLVED
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bigphil

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Mar 2013, 06:51    Post_subject:  How do you rescue a Frugal install? - SOLVED
Sub_title: Hard drive going down fast
 

Apologies for this post as I probably could have found the answer by doing a bit of research, however I need to act quickly as my hard drive is going down fast. Already lost my Windoze install (no big deal) but I am keen to rescue my Puppy Frugal installs in the ext3 partition – so far it's running ok.

My question is can I simply copy the 5 files in the 'install directory' (in my case /mnt/home/puppy528) to an identical directory structure on a new drive and it will boot?. The five files are – ATAHD, initrd.gz, lupu_528.sfs, lupusave.2fs and vmlinux.

Thanks in advance for your help

Regards
Phil

More apologies - put this post in the wrong forum, meant to put it in Beginners Help. Mods. please move it

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watchdog

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Mar 2013, 07:36    Post_subject:  

You have to backup pupsaves (on flashdrive for exampkle). Then copy the desired pupsave in a new frugal install on another pc-harddrive. Perhaps you'll have to run alsa-wizard but the pupsave will work with tiny changes.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Mar 2013, 07:40    Post_subject:  

Hi Phil- RELAX! Yeah, along Watchdogs`line..

Provided you've still got your bootdisk, lupusave.2fs is all you need to save.

What you'd do is boot Pup on the new system, setup a save, let Pup ask to copy lupu_528.sfs for quicker boots, then copy your old save on. As long as she sits in /mnt/home, or no more than one directory deep, live boot'll find'er.
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bigphil

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Mar 2013, 06:57    Post_subject:  

Thanks for the help.
Have backed up pupsave files to a USB flashdrive - now off to source a replacement hardrive.

Once again thanks for your help.

Phil
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Ted Dog


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PostPosted: Sat 16 Mar 2013, 08:13    Post_subject:  

Could he still boot from that flashdrive and still use same setup?
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Mar 2013, 08:37    Post_subject:  

With a bootdisk he could boot the save file provided it's no more than one directory deeper than the root on the usb, but he can't boot the usb by itself without some sort of bootloader.
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Sat 16 Mar 2013, 11:44    Post_subject:  

bigphil; Suggestion:

Make /root/my-applications, /root/my-documents, and /root/downloads links pointing to a HD or USB partition.

So when Puppy`s Save file or the drive go south those dirs. are not lost as they`re on a drive not in a Save.
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bigphil

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Apr 2013, 14:40    Post_subject: How do you rescue a Frugal install? (solved)  

All sorted - new hard drive installed and Puppy install rescued.

What a superb operating system - Windoze LOOK AND LEARN.

Once again thank you all for your help.

Regards

Bigphil
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