[chirp_users] An early Christmas present for CHIRP users

Robert Terzi rct at r-t.org
Thu Dec 27 08:21:29 PST 2012

On Dec 27, 2012, at 5:47 AM, Joe wrote:
> It is interesting that I saved the file and it showed up as being saved.  I didn't try to reopen it.  When I reloaded the disk yesterday, the saved file was gone, it never really saved it.

As an FYI, many of the "live" distributions by default use a ram disk overlay that allows files to be written, enabling most things to work as they do on a regular install.  However since it is nay written to RAM, the changes only stick around until you reboot.

When creating a bootable USB thumb drive using the utility mentioned, you get the option of creating an area on the thumb drive to save changes.  This space is then automatically used instead of the ram disk and you'll be able to see your changes across reboots.

Note: some of the thumb drive installation utilities only give you the option of creating a persistent storage area if you agree to erase the drive and have enough space.

Hope.this helps,

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