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by Ed_P
03 Jul 2014, 14:47
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Newbie,got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM RESOLVED
Replies: 39
Views: 4153

Re: Newbie,got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM RESO

@Ed_P - could you provide such instructions for me, please. Well one thing it's not caused by and that is the size of the save.dat file. Returnite 's file is 4x the size of mine. The problem occurs when doing a UCM update, not of a particular package but a UCM All update, and going from 3.0 to 3.1 ...
by Ed_P
03 Jul 2014, 01:13
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Newbie,got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM RESOLVED
Replies: 39
Views: 4153

Re: Newbie,got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM RESO

I have restored from the backup a couple of times..I use paragon(free) which makes a boot cd and have the back up on a usb hdd. It has a verify function to check the file after a backup is done. Excellent!! I don't know if vista has boot.ini file on the c:/ drive or a bootmgr file cant see them in ...
by Ed_P
01 Jul 2014, 16:22
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: persistent + copy2ram
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: persistent + copy2ram

mt12345 wrote:If I use both 'changes=/porteus' and 'copy2ram' in boot line, will changes be copied to ram too, or just the base+modules?
I'm reasonable certain both are copied to ram. Easy enough to test it out. :wink:
by Ed_P
01 Jul 2014, 16:14
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Newbie,got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM RESOLVED
Replies: 39
Views: 4153

Re: Newbie,got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM RESO

My hard drive is windows vista home (fat32 ?) I have it how I like it running and have a back up that can resore in half an hour. Excellent that you have a backup. SO many people don't do backups. Have you tested the restore function? It's a critical part of having a backup. Does Vista have a boot....
by Ed_P
01 Jul 2014, 13:39
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Newbie,got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM RESOLVED
Replies: 39
Views: 4153

Re: New user, got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM

Thanks again... I'll try out razor-qt edition so probably have to work through it again. Why doesn't it happen more often. or are most just more expert with linux, doessn't every one get the error? It appears to be a save.dat problem, which may, or may not, be tied to non-Linux formatted drives. On...
by Ed_P
30 Jun 2014, 22:02
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Newbie,got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM RESOLVED
Replies: 39
Views: 4153

Re: New user, got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM

Excellent!! :good: were they the bug? They appear to be. They are a function of Linux called "white files" which are created when a file is deleted. where do I put resolved?? You edit your opening post of the thread and add it to the title. BTW You could have named the script the same name I gave it...
by Ed_P
30 Jun 2014, 20:58
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Newbie,got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM RESOLVED
Replies: 39
Views: 4153

Re: New user, got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM

Check out this thread Returnity : http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=3205&start=30#p25087 It will explain what you need to do. 1. Boot into Always Fresh mode. 2. Mount your save.dat file. 3. Delete "white" files from your save.dat file. 4. Unmount your save.dat file. 5. Reboot to your no...
by Ed_P
30 Jun 2014, 16:49
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Newbie,got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM RESOLVED
Replies: 39
Views: 4153

Re: New user, got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM

Hi , showing my ignorance,,, I can copy the script to a file called update-usm.sh it then says run it....how do you run the file?, I tried typing the file name from within the directory it was in. Don't feel bad, I was where you are not that long ago. And ain't much further either. :D Try running t...
by Ed_P
30 Jun 2014, 14:24
Forum: General chat
Topic: porteus.org identity not verified
Replies: 18
Views: 2185

Re: porteus.org identity not verified

I've seen the error also on porteus.org links in Google searches. A little discerning.
by Ed_P
30 Jun 2014, 14:13
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Newbie,got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM RESOLVED
Replies: 39
Views: 4153

Re: New user, got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM

USM does not use a single directory/folder. The update script shown in this post shows you the directory/folders involved. # http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=3040&p=24697#p24697 And the use of the script may solve the update problem for you. If not there are other steps that can be done...
by Ed_P
29 Jun 2014, 15:05
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Newbie,got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM RESOLVED
Replies: 39
Views: 4153

Re: New user, got a magic folder to work, no luck with USM

Hi Returnity, welcome to Porteus.

How big did you make your save.dat file? Mine is 256MB.

In terminal mode enter:

su
toor
then the command usm -v

and post the results.
by Ed_P
29 Jun 2014, 04:07
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How to display a ' in a script
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: How to display a ' in a script

Quotes work for echos with "&"s in them also. :good:

Code: Select all

echo "Set Time Zone to US/Eastern to correct Date & Time for saved files."
:)
by Ed_P
29 Jun 2014, 04:01
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Browsers & Java
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Browsers & Java

You might find this thread useful: http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=3332

I did.
by Ed_P
27 Jun 2014, 16:12
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk
Replies: 36
Views: 23560

Re: HOWTO make a "real" installation of Porteus to harddisk

"ext4" and such are drive formats, similar to FAT and NTFS but for Linux. And they are not compatible with Windows. Now, it is possible to have both Windows and Linux/Porteus on the same hard drive and to be able to boot either whenever you want. One way is to install Porteus next to Windows, ie no ...
by Ed_P
26 Jun 2014, 04:53
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: How to display a ' in a script
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: How to display a ' in a script

Good to know. Thanks brokenman.