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copy2ram, modules, mozilla profile

Post#1 by timcowchip » 03 Jul 2014, 04:01

I'm trying Porteus because I want to help speed up loading web pages and all the crap contained therein without having to temporarily store everything on my hdd. So I'm using the "copy2ram" option. I would like to have my mozilla profile persist thru a reboot. I think this can be accomplished by making a module from my ~/.mozilla folder.
I tried

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dir2xzm .mozilla / /mnt/sda1/porteus/modules/08-.mozilla.xzm
. A module was created, it copies to ram during boot. When I attempt to activate it, dialog says its already activated. Yet, no login cookies are saved in my mozilla profile.
Am I doing this the wrong way or am I asking too much, to run Porteus in ram and have some small amount of persistence thru a reboot.

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Re: copy2ram, modules, mozilla profile

Post#2 by fanthom » 03 Jul 2014, 08:18

hi timcowchip,

you have created the module incorrectly. it will show up in live fs as /.mozilla while you need it in /home/guest/.mozilla.
please refer to our documentation how to create modules properly:
http://www.porteus.org/component/conten ... dules.html
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Re: copy2ram, modules, mozilla profile

Post#3 by timcowchip » 03 Jul 2014, 19:09

I tried following the instructions here : http://www.porteus.org/component/conten ... dules.html

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mkdir -p /tmp/fakeRoot/home/guest
cp -R /home/guest /tmp/fakeroot/home/guest
dir2xzm /tmp/fakeRoot /mnt/sda1/porteus/modules/guest.xzm
I couldn't log in as guest after that. I'm guessing that I need to put the module somewhere else like ~/Desktop/guest.xzm then activate it after logging in as guest instead of have it load and activate at boot.
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Re: copy2ram, modules, mozilla profile

Post#4 by Ed_P » 03 Jul 2014, 19:24

[quote="timcowchip"]

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cp -R /home/guest /tmp/fakeroot/home/guest
fakeroot

and

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dir2xzm /tmp/fakeRoot /mnt/sda1/porteus/modules
fakeRoot

are not referencing the same folder. Linux file/folder names are case sensitive.
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Post#5 by timcowchip » 03 Jul 2014, 19:46

Thanks Ed. I made the typo when posting, not on the command line. :)

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Re: copy2ram, modules, mozilla profile

Post#6 by timcowchip » 03 Jul 2014, 20:08

I did, however, make other typos on the command line.

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cp -R /home/guest /tmp/fakeRoot/home/guest
should have been

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cp -R /home/guest /tmp/fakeRoot/home
Everything works as it should. The /home/guest folder is as it was when I made the module from it.

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Post#7 by Ed_P » 03 Jul 2014, 20:15

timcowchip wrote:I would like to have my mozilla profile persist thru a reboot. I think this can be accomplished by making a module from my ~/.mozilla folder.
I tried

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dir2xzm .mozilla / /mnt/sda1/porteus/modules/08-.mozilla.xzm
.
hmmmmm

Try

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dir2xzm /home/guest/.mozilla/firefox  /mnt/sda1/porteus/modules/firefox.xzm
I have not tried this myself but I think it should work. And if it doesn't it shouldn't stop you from logging on.


BTW Firefox signons are stored in the signons.sqlite file.
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Re: copy2ram, modules, mozilla profile

Post#8 by francois » 03 Jul 2014, 22:17

You need the changes cheatcode as instructions in your bootloader, see:
http://www.porteus.org/component/conten ... -them.html

What architecture and what desktop environment are you using?
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Post#9 by Ed_P » 03 Jul 2014, 23:31

We cross posted before timcowchip.

If you're making a module of the whole /home folder you should consider switching from the extramods= cheatcode to the changes= one as francois suggested. It's easier to maintain that way than manually making modules all the time.
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Re: copy2ram, modules, mozilla profile

Post#10 by timcowchip » 04 Jul 2014, 00:22

I have tried the "changes=" way and it works very well, but I was looking for a way to run everything in ram to speed up things. I am using Razor-Qt on an Intel Atom D510 x86_64 with 2G of ram. Its netbook hardware but the ram is adequate for loading a few modules.

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Re: copy2ram, modules, mozilla profile

Post#11 by francois » 04 Jul 2014, 02:09

I don't see why you can't use both copy2ram and changes cheatcodes simultaneously!

Also, have a look at panel menu > system > porteus setting center > diskette icon. There are many solutions there.
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Post#12 by Ed_P » 04 Jul 2014, 03:50

timcowchip wrote:I have tried the "changes=" way and it works very well, but I was looking for a way to run everything in ram to speed up things. I am using Razor-Qt on an Intel Atom D510 x86_64 with 2G of ram. Its netbook hardware but the ram is adequate for loading a few modules.
I'm running Razor-Qt on a 2G of ram netbook also. I guess it depends on what works best for you.
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Post#13 by fanthom » 04 Jul 2014, 07:31

I couldn't log in as guest after that.
because you messed up permissions (created /home/guest as root). use this:
mkdir -p /tmp/fakeRoot
cp -a --parents /home/guest/.mozilla /tmp/fakeroot/
dir2xzm /tmp/fakeRoot /mnt/sda1/porteus/modules/guest-mozilla.xzm
if you are not sure why '-a' and '--parents' then run:

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man cp
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Post#14 by Ed_P » 04 Jul 2014, 16:07

fanthom wrote:if you are not sure why '-a' and '--parents' then run:

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man cp

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-a, --archive
              same as -dR --preserve=all

--parents
              use full source file name under DIRECTORY

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--preserve[=ATTR_LIST]
              preserve the specified attributes (default:
              mode,ownership,timestamps), if possible additional attributes:
              context, links, xattr, all
I'm kinda surprised these aren't defaults.
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Re: copy2ram, modules, mozilla profile

Post#15 by mt12345 » 04 Jul 2014, 20:26

francois wrote:I don't see why you can't use both copy2ram and changes cheatcodes simultaneously!
but changes are not copied to ram!

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