myDSL Extensions (deprecated) :: MYDSL=
I ran a frugal install and followed the steps in a .pdf file I found here. It went really well and all seemed to make sence.
I set the MYDSL= setting to point to the root of the second partation on my hard disk. (/dev/hda2)
When I download extensions and put then in that folder (and reboot) nothing appears to happen. I can load them manually from that location with out any problem.
How can I tell what the Frugal boot settings are?
Heaven forbid I made a typo
it should work if you remove the "/dev" part, and use lowercase:
Where does it read this value from during boot up.
I don't need to put anything in at the boot prompt.
I'm sure this is in the documentation somewhere.
Please don't make me go read it
well...reading is a good way to learn.
Could you clarify what you're saying, just a little? The init scripts (mostly knoppix-autoconfig and dsl-config) read these things from /proc/cmdline, which is created from the boot input. This input is both the boot prompt and the options set in your bootloader.
I think you answered my question. I'm away from my DSL machine at the moment so I can't check it out right now.
Just for clarity and for the information of others who may be reading this....
When I ran the frugal install I was prompted for answers that I would for a livecd system type in at the Boot: prompt. (I don't think I see the boot prompt any more). I was wondering where the frugal install thingy had stored these values so I could go and see if I had made any mistakes and fixem up.
So from what you have said it looks like the place to look is /proc/cmdline.
I was only joking about the read the manual thing. I always try and find the answers to my questions by reading (or at least searching) before I ask a question. I only put that there because I was fealing a little guilty about not searching too hard for an answer before asking a question. I guess I'm just keen to get gpsdrive up and running on DSL.
Thanks so much for your help with this.
If I manage to get this into any kind of reasonably safe state I'll look into posting it up here for others to use.