Sjaak,Thanks for the warning! I also have a SATA drive and my USB SanDisk 2.0 GB Cruzer is recognized as /dev/sdb.
Rein....Thanks for the step by step and the saveit script. I'll report results after I erase mine and follow your instructions.
73, Fred wb5con Sjaak van Dam wrote:
Be careful! Stupid me....... I blindly followed Rein's instructions without paying attention. Now I have a nice clean HDD in one of my PCs. Double check to make sure /dev/sda is not the HDD in your system! Luckily it was a spare workstation here at work so nothing was lost.In this case thE system has an SATA drive that Linux recognizes as /dev/sdaMy USB stick is actually /dev/sdb! On 4/17/07, Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Here is the procedure for storing the config information on the USB stick you boot from.I started from scratch with an empty 2 GB sandisk cruizer. * Boot from the live CD * su (root) * Connect the USB stick * start fdisk /dev/sda * look at the partitioning with 'p' * delete the partition with 'd' and '1' * make a new 700 MB FAT16 partition (nr. 1) with 'n', 'p', '1', 'M700+' * set type to FAT16 with 't' and '6' * make bootable with 'a' ,'1' * Make data partition from the rest (n, p, 2, Enter, Enter, t, 6) * goto the MCN menue (below 'ham') * start the USB stick wizard (fixmbr) and follow the instructions use /dev/sda. * reboot from the USB stick (remove the CD). * goto /mnt * set the ownership of /mnt/sda2 to guest:users with * 'chown -R guest:users /mnt/sda2` * cd into /mnt/sda2 * 'touch pskmailperm.tar.gz' * copy attached files (saveit.sh and saveit.pl) into ~/pskmailutils. * make a directory ~/.gpsdrive* change the Desktop icon of saveit: change the application to /home/guest/pskmailutils/saveit.pl* click the icon and watch the info being saved to the /mnt/sda2 directory...* Configure fldigi and pskmail client (don't forget 'save config' in fldigi) * Click the saveit icon on the desktop again and watch your config being saved to /mnt/sda2* Reboot from the USB stick* click the 'getfromstick' icon and watch the small hourglass while it gets your stuff from /mnt/sda2Enjoy... no workarounds needed. 73, Rein PA0R -- http://pa0r.blogspirit.com