porteus/save.dat dissapeared

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porteus/save.dat dissapeared

Post#1 by jenbrannstrom » 03 Nov 2015, 21:50

This is the Newbie section, which is the right place for me :)
I had someone install Porteus 3.1 64bit, on my Lenovo X1 carbon. Actually it's a clean install, dual-boot with win7. screenshot: https://goo.gl/photos/6Fh24DwzDSxJXM2Y6
It worked fine, and had saved all my settings in the browser etc. It would boot fast and as long as I didn't choose the "always fresh" version I would have a great OS.
The person that installed it for me had configured it so I could save the settings such as browser addons, and wifi passwords.

Until I clicked update USM -> update all. I believe I didn't succeed as all I got was an error: "Missing database files"

Then the next time I booted up I got the message: https://goo.gl/photos/cnQeawoHAT1ckeJH8

"Searching for porteus-v3.1-x86-_64.sgn file
using from Porteus data from /mnt/sda3/porteus
setting up directory for changes
couldn't find porteus/save.dat Correct your cheat codes
Press Enter to continue booting

When I press Enter it will only boot into Always Fresh mode.

What shall I do now?

create a save.dat file? Or will that make matters worse?

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Re: porteus/save.dat dissapeared

Post#2 by jenbrannstrom » 03 Nov 2015, 23:29

never mind - I just created a new save.dat file with the "Porteus Settings Centre"

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Re: porteus/save.dat dissapeared

Post#3 by brokenman » 04 Nov 2015, 00:07

I believe the two matters are unrelated. USM doesn't touch your changes file.
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Re: porteus/save.dat dissapeared

Post#4 by Ed_P » 04 Nov 2015, 04:48

brokenman wrote:I believe the two matters are unrelated. USM doesn't touch your changes file.
Actually indirectly it does. The save.dat file holds the USM files. What if the save.dat file was small and the USM update resulted in the save.dat blowing it's space allocation?

How big was your initial save.dat file jenbrannstrom? How big is your new one? An updated USM should only take up about 16 MB.
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