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    Saving settings to a floppy

    How do you do that!? I hate having to keep resetting my settings after each boot

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    OK, just click on the big "K" on the left of the task bar. Then click on KNOPPIX and then on save config to floppy (or something like that). This creates a shell script called knoppix.sh on your floppy which is read upon boot-up with the cheat code: "knoppix floppyconfig."

    I did this with a boot floppy, knopix.sh fit just fine! It has to be a linux formatted disk.

    Good Luck!

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    RE: Saving settings to a floppy

    Quote Originally Posted by A. Jorge Garcia
    It has to be a Linux formatted disk.
    Actually an MS-DOS-formatted floppy works just fine...

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    You can make a boot floppy from an MS-DOS formatted disk since rawrite rewrites the whole disk in linux format.

    To use "knoppix floppyconfig" the knoppix.sh file must be on a linux formatted disk as you're running a shell script (*.sh). This is why I use a boot disk as these are the only linux formatted disks I have....

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Jorge Garcia
    You can make a boot floppy from an MS-DOS formatted disk since rawrite rewrites the whole disk in linux format.

    To use "knoppix floppyconfig" the knoppix.sh file must be on a linux formatted disk as you're running a shell script (*.sh). This is why I use a boot disk as these are the only linux formatted disks I have....
    As I said before, an MS-DOS-formatted floppy works just fine for storing configuration files -- I'm not talking about boot disks. This fact allowed me to copy my Mozilla bookmarks from Windows to my Knoppix configuration floppy and take it to a friend's house so I could maintain my environment on his system -- it worked, that's what matters. I'm sure that's why KFloppy supports MS-type floppy formatting.

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    Relax, man, I'm just trying to answer the original question. You CAN save ANY linux file (text) to an MS formatted disk. The original question had to do with saving settings and getting them back on boot-up, right?

    Peace,

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Jorge Garcia
    Relax, man, I'm just trying to answer the original question. You CAN save ANY linux file (text) to an MS formatted disk. The original question had to do with saving settings and getting them back on boot-up, right?
    Yes, and that's the question I answered. One of the problems with written communication is that subtlties can be lost. I didn't mean to sound TOO forceful, I just wanted to be understood... Knoppix settings can be saved to -- and retrieved at boot from -- an MS-DOS-formatted disk; that was my message.

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