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Mr. Alex 07-26-2010 03:46 AM

Installing packages on LiveCD of Mint
 
Hello everybody.
When I run Linux Mint LiveCD on a machine with only NTFS on its HDD and install some packages with apt-get, the HDD indicator lights when packages are installing. But they are installing in RAM aren't they? So why does HDD works here? What does it do in that moment?

yooy 07-26-2010 04:13 AM

There is chance that haven't got right wiring for led lights, that hard drive is used as some swap.
Have you checked if anything changed on HDD? Otherwise there should be no worry.

Mr. Alex 07-26-2010 04:32 AM

Yes I've checked. No changes.
So it's an emulation of writing to HDD? But no real writing?

pierre2 07-26-2010 06:57 AM

you'll find that it only writing some /tmp files to the hdd.
if you put a /swap on the hdd, then it'l use that too.


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