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Old 10-23-2003, 04:45 PM   #1
J_Szucs
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RAM disk in SuSE?


I want to use a RAM disk of 100M in SuSE 8.1.
I know how to create a RAM disk, but I have problem with sizing it to 100M.
I already know that there are two methods for this:
If rd support is compiled into the kernel, I could specify the default ramdisk size in lilo.conf. But I use SuSE 8.1, which uses grub as bootloader, and there does not seem to be any lilo.conf. So, where to specify the ramdisk size in this case?

P.S. The second method would be to use rd as a loadable module, but I cannot use this method as I do not have neither the rd.o module nor the kernel sources, and the latter would be too huge file to download via my slow dial-up connection. (Besides, I do not want to compile a new kernel either.)

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Old 10-23-2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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This thread might be deleted, since I am no longer interested in ramdisk creation: it turned out that they provide practically no speed-up for my encoding task.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 07:39 PM   #3
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Originally posted by J_Szucs
This thread might be deleted, since I am no longer interested in ramdisk creation: it turned out that they provide practically no speed-up for my encoding task.
We don't delete threads on this site. If you would like I can close it though.

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Old 10-23-2003, 08:54 PM   #4
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Close it, please.

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