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I want to dump all desktops except one.

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I want to dump all desktops except one.

#1 Postby jbander » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:13 pm

and if possible dumping the space taken up by these other desktops also. It's in ROX-icewm now but can be in anything, just want to be able to put icons on desktop. I'm dumping down to as small as possible in antix 16.2 within the perimeters of my need. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: I want to dump all desktops except one.

#2 Postby chrispop99 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:13 am

Why not start with antiX core, and add to it?

As usual antiX comes in 3 flavours for both 32 and 64 bit processors.

antiX-full (c700MB) -4 windows managers - IceWM(default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm

antiX-base (c520MB) -3 windows managers - fluxbox(default), jwm and herbstluftwm

antiX-core-libre (c200MB) - no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build. Uses a libre kernel.


The final result is likely to be closer to your requirement.

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Re: I want to dump all desktops except one.

#3 Postby dolphin_oracle » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:46 am

They are all packages in synaptic, so just remove what you don't want. The window managers don't take up that much disk space though.
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Re: I want to dump all desktops except one.

#4 Postby jbander » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:25 pm

chrispop99 wrote:Why not start with antiX core, and add to it?

As usual antiX comes in 3 flavours for both 32 and 64 bit processors.

antiX-full (c700MB) -4 windows managers - IceWM(default), fluxbox, jwm and herbstluftwm

antiX-base (c520MB) -3 windows managers - fluxbox(default), jwm and herbstluftwm

antiX-core-libre (c200MB) - no X. Just enough to get you connected (wired) and ready to build. Uses a libre kernel.


The final result is likely to be closer to your requirement.

Chris
Ok that's a option , what I'm finding out is how unstable crunching distros are. I'm doing it a step at a time and have probably 30 DVD's in it right now. I'm close and just want to take quit what is not needed. The desk tops
Is two fold, simply and shrink. I have 10 icons on my desktop and I don't want to put them on all 12 desktop flavours. I really appreciate the response.

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Re: I want to dump all desktops except one.

#5 Postby galen » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:17 am

just wondering are you reusing /home for all your installed distros?
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Re: I want to dump all desktops except one.

#6 Postby jbander » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:02 pm

I don't understand the home question.

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Re: I want to dump all desktops except one.

#7 Postby fatmac » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:44 am

Each distro will write its files to your /home directory, so there may be a clash of files, which is where personalised desktop info is kept, that is, your icon preferences are stored in your /home directory.

But, I'm just wondering why you are worried by a few MBs of WMs when you say you have 30 DVDs on your disk.

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#8 Postby jbander » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:22 pm

I don't understand the conflict , each distro runs it's own Home directory. The 30 DVD's is what it has taken to crunch the distro down, a little at a time. So if your distro fails, which it has multiple times, you don't have to start from the beginning, you start from the last solid DVD.
Is this what your asking.

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Re: I want to dump all desktops except one.

#9 Postby Stevo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:11 pm

By "crunching a distro down to a DVD", do you mean you are stripping parts out of antiX and then remastering your snapshot of the changed version to an ISO file? If not, could you be more specific and point out where I'm going wrong?

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Re: I want to dump all desktops except one.

#10 Postby jbander » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:57 pm

Sorry I'm not being very descriptive. I first tried to crunch distros all at once but when you first mistake come up you have to start from the beginning again ,or fix it. Fixing it takes way more time that falling back to the last stable Copy.. You work on it a couple of days burn the ISO then start from that point for a couple of days and on and on. The problems come around often enough that it is a pain. If you do a chunk at a time , when it has a problem. You go back to the last previous stable DVD. You have to run it for a while because problems come up all over the place and you won't find them if you quickly move to the next DVD with little checking. I went from 13 back to 6 to fix one problem. They are sneaky little things.


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