I travel quite a bit and use use dsl on a thumb drive to and boot up on the myriad of pcs running windblows out there in the wide wide world. It has worked great and I am not exposed to fraud and viruses that can exist on pcs in the internet cafes especially the third world ones.
Here my question, I would like to save my settings like Firefox bookmarks desktop config etc. How do I do this. The docs are not very clear on this point.
ThanksHow is your stick partitioned? You just need to find out which partition you will use, which is probably sda1 or sda2. Then, on shutdown, tick the box "Backup", and when asked, give the partition. It will save automatically everything in your home directory, this includes Firefox bookmarks and settings.I purchased the pen drive pre-installed with dsl and qemu for use as i described exclusively on windows boxes. In the qemu environment it does not recognize sda1 " it chokes and says invalid device.Ah. I thought you usb-booted on the windows boxes. Can someone else fill in? I have no experience with dsl embedded..
It has worked great and I am not exposed to fraud and viruses that can exist on pcs in the internet cafes especially the third world ones.
Would you like to buy a bridge? And where does this BS come from whereby people presume they're immune just because they're using some form of Linux?
*Any* time you're on an untrusted network, you're at risk of being surveilled in some form or fashion. That includes keyloggers when you're operating virtually from within another operating system on a host machine. Add to that the risks of unencrypted/plaintext data over networks, you're NOT inherently safer using Linux or any other OS without intentionally using secure servers, etc. Your DSL forum password is sent in plaintext to a non-secure http server. How many more passwords are you naively sending in plaintext over dubious networks?
Don't believe me? Look up combinations of QEMU, keylogger, security, internet cafe, etc. You're only as safe as your host machine and your knowledge of security measures. Presuming that you're safe using Linux in QEMU on an untrusted computer -- whether it runs Windows or Linux or anything else -- doesn't make you safe. It only makes you gullible.Next Page...