Remastered LiveCD HOGS memory
karim at sarai.net
Thu Nov 9 12:02:58 GMT 2006
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Have been working on a remaster of Kubuntu for the Cybermohalla media labs,
situated in working class localities in New Delhi. Unlike the vanilla Edgy Eft
Kubuntu LiveCD, our LiveCD is only borderline usable with 512mb of memory and
totally unusable with 256 mb.
Are there some optimisations done to the filesystem.squashfs file to enable it
to boot and work faster and/or with less memory required, such as the
optimisations that have been done to KNOPPIX and accelerated KNOPPIX ?
When KNOPPIX is booted, it automatically activates any detected swap partition.
Kubuntu does not do this (by design?).
On a system with low memory, it asks the user whether it should create and use a
swap file on a local partition. Can the Kubuntu/Ubuntu LiveCD do this?
For more information about my remaster, please visit:
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