[Solved]How to save settings and configurations

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williepabon
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[Solved]How to save settings and configurations

Post#1 by williepabon » 07 Aug 2013, 19:09

How do I keep my settings/configurations for the next time I logon? I want to keep the Wi-Fi (security, pws) and the desktop configuration, so that I don't have to re-enter them every time I logon. Thanks.
Last edited by williepabon on 09 Aug 2013, 00:30, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: How to save settings and configurations

Post#2 by donald » 07 Aug 2013, 21:52

Hi williepabon

If your flashdrive is formatted with FAT32 or NTFS,
you have to create a 'save.dat' file.
Go into the "Porteus Settings Centre", which will help you to create this file
If your flashdrive is formatted with a Linux filesystem (e.g. ext2, 3),
you don't need a save.dat file.

After that
open the file /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg (you have to be root)
and edit the end of the APPEND line, add
changes=/porteus/save.dat
(If you have chosen a different name or location, you must adjust the line.)
or
changes=/porteus (if you have a Linux-filesystem)

Please read Porteus/boot/docs/cheatcodes.txt and install.txt

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Re: How to save settings and configurations

Post#3 by williepabon » 08 Aug 2013, 01:47

donald:

I think I found about four or five APPEND lines in porteus.cfg file. One of them already has the changes=/porteus text. Do I have to add the text on the other APPEND lines? Please, advice.

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Re: How to save settings and configurations

Post#4 by donald » 08 Aug 2013, 02:35

The first APPEND line.
I think this is the line where you already have "changes=/porteus" ??
If your flashdrive is formatted with FAT32 or NTFS ???? and
you have created your "save.dat"-file,you have to complete the line
with the correct path to your save.dat-file
changes=/porteus/filename.dat
or
changes=/path/file.dat

If you have a Linux-filesystem ??? changes=/porteus is enough and you should
see a "changes" folder in the porteus folder. (after a reboot)

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Re: [Solved]How to save settings and configurations

Post#5 by williepabon » 09 Aug 2013, 00:29

donald:

Thanks. You solved my question.
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