Remastered LiveCD HOGS memory
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Mon Nov 13 10:08:22 GMT 2006
Aniruddha Shankar <karim <at> sarai.net> writes:
> 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.
> 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
> Kubuntu does not do this (by design?).
Sadly it doesn't because of bug #62868
BTW, I would be happy if you could test the workaround described in the last
comment on that bug, and continue this discussion in the bug tracker.
> 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?
This would be an interesting and useful feature.
Probably a spec should be written about that.
> For more information about my remaster, please visit:
> 1. https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-in/2006-October/000362.html
> Subsequent Changelog
> Aniruddha Shankar
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