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Re: And now .... how about "nesting"



On Sat, Jun 03, 2006 at 10:28:02PM +0300, David Baron wrote:
> On Thursday 01 June 2006 23:19, Robert Citek wrote:
> > On May 31, 2006, at 7:21 AM, David Baron wrote:
> > > Another nice live-CD distro is dynabolic, for those doing music.
> > > One feature
> > > this one has is the ability to put a "nest" on your existing HD
> > > which is in
> > > effect a persistant home directory, configuration parameters, etc.
> > >
> > > I had seen postings a long long time ago about a persistant home using
> > > Knoppix.
> > >
> > > I actually had a home working running the CD in a qemu session. I
> > > had a disk
> > > image for this purpose. I had to create the user at every session,
> > > of course.
> > >
> > > Implementing a "nest" would be a nice idea.
> >
> > Sounds like what you are looking for is the successor to the
> > Persistent Home Directory, the Persistent Disk Image (PDI), that
> > comes with Knoppix 4.0.2.  Here are my notes on creating and using one:
> >
> > http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Customizing_environment_using_4.0.2CD
> >
> > Is that what you are looking for?
> 
> Could be. More or less what I was doing manually. I assume that this "home" 
> image is for the default (root?) user.

It's for "everything", your system configuration as well as the user
knoppix' home directory.

> However, software upgrades (as opposed to Klik-installed packages) do not go 
> on /home but to what knoppix has on ramdisk which means bye-bye when closing 
> knoppix.

That's why you want the _persistent_ image. ;-)

Regards
-Klaus Knopper



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