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I can't keep saved files on Damn Small Linux!

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by CokeCanNinja, May 5, 2010.

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  1. CokeCanNinja

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    I put Damn Small Linux on a USB flash drive, and it works really well. I can save files but after I close the Windows emulator, the files are lost. I haven't lost anything but some test files, but I want to be able to keep the real files I make.
     
  2. saikee

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    Think you need to ask the session to be saved. The USB version could be the Live CD format and not a normal installation. In other word you have not install DSL but use it every time as a Live CD.

    Changes to files can only be saved automatically if it has been installed.

    You can check to see if the USB device has the /boot, /home etc if mounted in another operating system. If you can't find them then the DSL has not been installed.
     
  3. CokeCanNinja

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    It is supposed to be the USB kind. How do I check for the files you mentioned?

    Edit: I found the /boot and /home files. I think I found the problem. I wasn't closing it properly, and as a result it wasn't saving. It told me to go to the control panel and pick a backup device, but there is no "browse" button, which is what I need to find my USB drive.
     
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