Building a Linux Media Network, one step at a time

Friday, February 17, 2006

Disabling the Ramdisk

Setting up the ramdisk as I just described was a little premature, because I'm not quite done with all my software installations yet. But at least now I know that it's possible. I can disable the ramdisk until I'm ready with these simple commands:

init 1
umount /var
mv /var /var_rd
mv /var_orig /var
chmod a-x /etc/init.d/setup_ramdisk

That still leaves the ramdisk_size kernel parameter in the GRUB configuration, but since we've disabled the ramdisk creation script that memory won't be consumed, so we're OK. Might as well leave it as-is, it's one less thing to re-enable when the time comes.


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