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Squashfs

A SquashFS(SFS) is a compressed read-only file that contains files and a directory structure. If Puppy is Frugally installed an SFS forms the base of the Puppy installation. Extra SFS files can be loaded as additional layers. In full installs an SFS can be decompressed and copied to the installation. The file extension is .sfs. Often large or multiple programs are packaged in this format.

Loading SFS software packages with a Frugal installation
1. The SFS package should be located at /mnt/home.

2. Then use one of the following methods to load the SFS:
  • SFS Load (does not require re-booting) menu option at: Menu > Setup > Setup Puppy > SFS Load
  • BootManager (requires re-booting) menu option at: Menu > System > BootManager
  • The RightClick menu option from the filer.
  • Use terminal commands.

Loading SFS software packages with Full installation
If you are using a Full Installation see How to Add SFS to Full Installation.

Mounting SFS
If not loaded SFS files can be un/mounted and searched in ROXfiler simply by click the file in the filer window.

More Information
For a guide to the Squash file system see this PDF file.

Compatibility

Lists of SFS software packages

Pets - PET format packages
BaseSFS - The SFS that forms the base of a Puppy installation
PupSave - Stores changes in a Frugal installation

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