Jack wrote:I could always make a copy of porteussave.dat and if something goes wrong you could take your copy and copy over the bad copy or file.
Yup, and I do that also. But these backups are done on an ad hoc basis, so they can be a week or two back.
There are days or weeks that I never shut my laptop down.
That is certainly not my case. Sometimes I boot several times a day, others times I may stay booted for two or three days. I boot Porteus 3.2, 3.0, always fresh or with my changes=EXIT, and Windows.
I have one question the way mind is being use if I delete a file or two will it remove it from the porteussave.dat file?
That's the plan.
How big of porteussave.dat file can be made? Can I create a 2GB or larger file?
I don't know, but mine are usually 256MB or 512MB. Basically I save large files I wish to keep, ie downloads, outside the /home/guest/ system. My save.dat file is for my settings, bookmarks, scripts, wallpaper, time zone, volume, etc, etc. Porteus has no problem reading and writing to FAT drives and files on those drives are accessible to all OSs.