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Old 09-18-2003, 12:17 AM   #1
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any linux distro can running in RAM , not need CD_ROM reading when running.

i want to use linux , it's running itself all in RAM disk
so ,i can use the only CD-RW record somethings in CDRW disk.

i do not like knoppix running need reading CD-ROM driver, it's too
slow and can not use the CD-RW driver.

i have 320M RAM .

Old 09-18-2003, 04:57 AM   #2
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knoppix runs from cd-rom but most distros have to be installed in your hard drive, you don't need cd_rom reading while using them. check out some other like redhat, debian, mandrake, slackware,...

RAM doesn't have to be that big. although, the bigger the better.
Old 09-18-2003, 05:22 AM   #3
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i already use all kind of (almost) distro linux , like redhat , slackware -- install them into my harddisk.

i want to find one kind of distro, it's can boot from CD, and then load all files into RAM, so i can reject the CD from the CD-RW driver, and put a CDRW disk into the driver and burn it .

this is what i mean.

i think maybe let knoppix add some software can do it , but i not know how can do it.
Old 09-18-2003, 06:45 AM   #4
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You may need to build your own linux. Some people has tiny media player or web server that use less than 10MB spaces. Take a look of "Linux from scratch"


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