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Old 07-06-2006, 04:17 PM   #1
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Using RAM from one computer, HD of another


I run a Counter-Strike server on SUSE 10 linux and i would like to move my server to a laptop that i have. THe laptop does not have enough space to fit the server files. I was wondering if its possible to run the server program on the laptop by using the files on the server computer without actually copying them over.

thanks, ian.

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Old 07-06-2006, 04:20 PM   #2
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you can easily run stuff over an NFS mount if you want. as long as you can get the files open and closed and written to fast enough for your needs then once you mount a file system on NFS the higher up stuff won't have a clue it's on a remote system. incidentally this is where the /usr/local/ and /usr/ directories stem from.files within /usr would be traditionally held on a central mainframe server whilst anything deeper inside /usr/local would be being held on the local machine you were working at on whatever campus you were at.
 
Old 07-06-2006, 04:40 PM   #3
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Hmm, im having trouble mounting the filesystem. Should i be using the mount command? Im using knoppix (i lost my red hat CDs, and corrupted its installation) on the laptop, will that complicate things? Thats probably a stupid question...heh
 
Old 07-06-2006, 06:19 PM   #4
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u can use mount command i guess...
download iso of ubuntu or some other distro and burn it otherwise....
 
Old 07-06-2006, 08:47 PM   #5
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So its impossible use Knoppix? I have many CDs of distros, but all fail to install or fail to recognize video drivers and such.
 
Old 07-06-2006, 11:48 PM   #6
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So its impossible use Knoppix? I have many CDs of distros, but all fail to install or fail to recognize video drivers and such.
It's absolutely possible! But I don't think the fastest way if u run OS from CD since everytime it will need to get some file it will have to start spinning CD especially on laptops cd drives spin up really slow and i bet that would create a lag (I might not be right 100% but 99.9%)if u have a 1 gig of ram on lappy u could load knoppix into ram! "knoppix toram" but only if 1gb=< that would be the best choice i guess...
also hard drive would be more stable...
Also I saw some options so while boot into distro install cd not just press enter try linux26 and see what options you get on F2, F3....
Say to us what you have(hardware). From that it will be easier to determine ! =)

ThX,
./SerJ.

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Old 07-07-2006, 06:08 PM   #7
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Hmm. I don't think i'll be using knoppix
I'll need an OS that fits on a floppy...

As for hardware, its pretty crappy. 256mb of ram, not sure about the processor. 6gb hard drive haha.
 
  


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