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Is there a way to boot HD installed Mint into RAM?

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:40 am
by TerminusEst
The title says it all: is there a way to boot an installed Mint system entirely into ram? I know we can do this from Live-CD, but I want to be able to do this in a normal install.

Thx in advance.

Re: Is there a way to boot HD installed Mint into RAM?

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:49 pm
by RedWagon
Not without some serious hacking...
You could customize a CD to be similar to your HD install and then boot that to RAM but it'd be hard to do updates and stuff like that.

Re: Is there a way to boot HD installed Mint into RAM?

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:17 am
by vincent
Actually, this idea might have some merit. I'm thinking that a way to load Mint into RAM and run it solely with RAM à la Puppy Linux would speed up the performance of computers with sufficient RAM. This would be nice, but as of right now, I don't think it's possible.