Remastered LiveCD HOGS memory

Krzysztof Lichota krzysiek at
Thu Nov 9 12:49:35 GMT 2006

Aniruddha Shankar napisał(a):
> Hi, all
> 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.

Why do you think so?
Have you checked what is using most memory using, for example "top" and

How did you produce your ISO?

AFAIK in Edgy some files are prefetched on boot, but they should be
thrown from memory when memory is low.

> When KNOPPIX is booted, it automatically activates any detected swap partition.
> Kubuntu does not do this (by design?).

It used to for Dapper. But it is deactivated during install to hard disk.

> 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?

Why not? You just have to write a script for this :)

	Krzysztof Lichota

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