[pskmail] Live CD: saving your info to a USB stick

  • From: Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 16:10:10 +0200

Hi,

a short explanation what happens if you click the nice new icons on the desktop:

Getfromstick reads a file 'pskmailperm.tar.gz from any USB (or other) device 
mounted under /mnt.
This includes USB pen drives called e.g. /mnt/TRAVEL or /mnt/KINGSTON, or even 
/dev/hda3 if you have a fat hard drive..
In most cases your USB drive will mount as /mnt/removable, /mnt/removable-2 etc.
But if you boot the computer with the USB drive already present it may be 
mounted as /mnt/win_d or /mnt/win_c.
To read the file you have to generate one first with saveit.

saveit writes the contents of the config files in .fldigi, .evolution, 
.gpsdrive, .xastir, and 
all pskmail files to /mnt/removable as a tar.gz archive. That is around 12 MB 
on a pristine system with no
email, gpsdrive maps etc.

Reading the above, you will wonder what to do when the stick does not mount as 
/mnt/removable. 
For those who are unlucky there is some work to do (don't be afraid, it does 
not hurt).
Change the file ~/pskmailutils/saveit.sh into:
cd ~
tar zcvf pskmailperm.tar.gz .evolution .gpsdrive .fldigi .xastir *
/home/guest/pskmailutils/savestick.pl

and put the attached file savestick.pl into the pskmailutils directory.
Make sure it is executable (chmod +x savestick.pl)
Make sure your favourite USB device has a file already so savestick.pl  knows 
where you want the stuff:
touch /mnt/whatever/pskmailperm.tar.gz will generate an empty file.

Then write the changes to the device you boot you don't have to do this again:
click the saveit icon on the desktop.

That's it. Your changes can be loaded with Getfromstick whenever you want it.

73,

Rein Pa0R





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