[App_rpt-users] Limey Help...

Jim Duuuude telesistant at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 13 12:36:04 EDT 2013

Clearly, one of the fundamental differences of Limey Linux is that it is *ENTIRELY*
RAM-based. So, there is no "permanent" filesystem.

If you make a config change (something in the /etc directory tree), you have to then
use the command 'svcfg', which writes a tarball onto the CF card, so that the next time
it boots, it will re-read that stuff into RAM again.

Forgive me, but I can't control myself, and am taking this AMAZING opportunity to say:

"Gee, you're British.. Don't you know about this "Limey" stuff???"  :-) :-) :-)


> Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2013 17:29:16 +0100
> From: jrh at g0fhm.co.uk
> To: app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org
> Subject: [App_rpt-users] Limey Help...
> Hi Guys,
> I've fixed the fsck on boot problem - I was using the wrong image.
> However, I'm in need of some assistance with setup etc.
> I've never played with this kind of setup before, so please excuse me if 
> some of the questions seem a bit basic.
> First off, I cannot seem to get it to save anything. I changed the 
> timezone to GMT0BST, ran date and it showed the correct time. Reboot, 
> and it defaults back to PDT. Same as all the .conf files. The ones that 
> have been downloaded from the portal are ok (such as gps.conf, 
> echolink.conf etc), but I'm trying to modify rpt.conf & usbradio.conf 
> with nano. Again, it all saves just fine, but the moment I reboot the 
> thin client, everything is dropped and reverts back to the default settings.
> Am I doing something wrong here? or is it just the nature of the system 
> I'm using? I cannot leave the thin client on 24/7 - that won't be 
> happening (it's powered by the 25A SMPSU I have in the shack, and the 
> fan is noisy for a start).
> If it's a case of having to drop everything every time it gets turned 
> off, then I'll go back to the 2.5" HDD from the CF.
> Unless I'm not doing something right?
> Cheers,
> James
> 29681
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