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My changes disappeared

pCP Team 29 October 2020 pCP 6.1.0 FAQ

piCorePlayer uses piCore which is predominately a RAM based system, so nearly everything is stored in RAM. If you modify or add files it is highly likely that you are doing the changes in RAM. So after a reboot your changes may disappear.

To make changes persistent you need to do one of the following:

  • add/modify files in your /home/tc or /opt directories, then do a backup—see piCorePlayer backup. The home and opt directories are already included in /opt/.filetool.lst so they get included in a backup.
  • add/modify files, then edit /opt/.filetool.lst to include these files, then do a backup—see piCorePlayer backup.
  • add files directly on the root partition of your storage device (ie. /mnt/mmcblk0p2).
  • add files directly on the boot partition of your storage device (ie. /mnt/mmcblk0p1).
  Warning
The boot partition is used during the boot process and by default is normally unmounted.

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