Tobi Vollebregt tobivollebregt at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 14:56:29 CST 2005


On Monday 14 November 2005 12:42, guido dom wrote:
> where are they being nstalled in case of a live dc knoppix?
>

In RAM.

Knoppix and Ubuntu Live CDs contain a special filesystem ("UnionFS" if I 
remember correctly). It is a read-write filesystem, but because the physical 
disk is read only (the DVD or CD), it keeps the changes in RAM. If you read a 
file from it, it first checks if it has been changed (or created). If it has, 
it is loaded from RAM. If it hasn't, it's loaded from the CD or DVD.

cheers
Tobi Vollebregt



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