this is detrimental to flashdisks. i solved it by using a 128mb slaxsave.dat file. is it possible to do away with the .dat file? slax didn't need it.
The harm to flash disks is VERY minimal. i have had a single flash disk for over 6 years of use and have not yet maxed out it read/write limits.
i am worried about the posix overlay on fat32. it writes way too many files
I don't understand. You don't want posix AND you want to do away with the .dat file? How will things work then? (just use a linux partition) v.10 Porteus has done away with posix and in it's place it will automatically create a .dat file if it senses a fat32 partition. Slax most certainly DID need a .dat file, it was invented because of the inherent corruption potential of the posixvol. Check the forums there and you will see the hundreds of complaints about file system corruption and the ways to prevent it.
Remember, all users here came from the slax forums and are well versed in it's functions. You can download the latest rc release of Porteus on the same server as v09, but in the 'testing' folder. Try it out, there are many improvements.