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Old 08-01-2009, 10:51 PM   #1
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remove cd after startup?


hey everybody - i am trying to find out if there is a 'live cd' type distro in which i can remove the media after boot the system? this way i can run the device without a hdd.. ?

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Old 08-01-2009, 11:13 PM   #2
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HI,

Google around a bit about 'Damn Small Linux' otherwise known as 'DSL'. From what I've read, if you boot the live CD with the two options toram and eject, it will load entirely into RAM, and eject the CD when fully booted. This assumes you have enough RAM, and I didn't get that far in my research to know how much RAM is enough.

Puppy Linux **might** be able to do this (and maybe others too, but) but I only researched about DSL.

Some links:
http://www.penguinway.net/?p=103
http://www.tuxdistro.com/torrents-details.php?id=375
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/i...hp/Cheat_Codes

Best of luck!

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Old 08-01-2009, 11:23 PM   #3
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u can try with ubuntu also its pretty a light weight distribution and user friendly.

Thanx
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:38 PM   #4
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u can try with ubuntu also its pretty a light weight distribution and user friendly.
I don't know of any version of Ubuntu that will load the whole thing into RAM for you. Also, Ubuntu, lightweight? Heh. :P
 
Old 08-01-2009, 11:51 PM   #5
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u can try with ubuntu 9.0
 
Old 08-01-2009, 11:54 PM   #6
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Googled it - there's a Wiki page that shows how to do it, but it's by no means straightforward or supported. It says you need at least a gig of RAM, which is not a given. OP, DSL is probably your best bet, unless you want this to be a bunch harder.
 
Old 08-02-2009, 12:15 AM   #7
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Grapefruitgirl: forthewin. this what i was looking for! srsly, you rock; than kyou. (^_^)
 
Old 08-02-2009, 12:21 AM   #8
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Grapefruitgirl: forthewin. this what i was looking for! srsly, you rock; than kyou. (^_^)
Hey no worries! I hope it works as you want it to-- do let us know how it goes.

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Old 08-04-2009, 12:04 AM   #9
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yep, toram is the key

Thanks again, toram is what I was looking for, using DSL. Also came across 'Copy2ram' on PCLOS2009. Think I'll stick with the lightweight, only have 2gb RAM to work with. Haven't tried under Ubuntu (yet).


So now i've gotta figure out how to get the wireless going. ...


Cheers!

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So now i've gotta figure out how to get the wireless going. ...
Puppy also loads into RAM.
It has great hardware detection, eq wireless.
 
Old 08-04-2009, 12:25 PM   #11
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puppy

cool thanks repo, I'll give puppy a spin too. The machine has a broadcom wireless card, I believe of the 43xx variety... I'll be doing dmesg later to get the exact info.
 
  


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