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Old 10-03-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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Booting without RAM disk


The basic purpose of ram is this - At the boot up,load the boot script from the MBR into the ram and execute it.Why cant we do it such that it loads the boot scrip from the MBR into the swap file(present on the hard disk) ,thereby bypassing the need for a seperate RAM disk.


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Old 10-03-2005, 02:42 PM   #2
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None of my machines use the initrd (initial ram disk) system.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 02:50 PM   #3
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Does that mean removing the ram disk from the slot is fine?
I remember myself not using init,but still I needed the physical ram.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 02:57 PM   #4
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I think you have "Memory (RAM)" and "RAM Disk" confused. The RAM Disk is a virtual filesystem placed in RAM (Memory).
 
  


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