[Ubuntu-US-CA] very new needs help.
dheinson at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 30 16:56:06 UTC 2007
Ubuntu also creates a RAMdisk when it boots from the LiveCD. Nonetheless,
all the data vanishes on each reboot. That's RAM...
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From: "Charles N Wyble" <charles at thewybles.com>
To: "Ubuntu US California" <ubuntu-us-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 8:54 AM
Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-US-CA] very new needs help.
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> Knoppix and various Knoppix based distros (like Morphix) all do this.
> Usually using the toram option.
> So I imagine that you could look at the scripts and boot process and
> then shoehorn it into Ubuntu.
> dave at seobm.com wrote:
>> On a similar topic. I'd like to set up Ubuntu on a ram disk. Ideally a
>> DVD would create a ram disk of some size, copy the files from the DVD to
>> the ram
>> disk, then boot from the ram disk. I'd keep my personal data on a USB
>> which I'd copy over on bootup each time and write some scripts for
>> to the USB stick and burn new DVDs to capture the major updates and such.
>> Anybody know how to do this, have general ideas, or can point out good
>> material to research?
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>> Subject: [Ubuntu-US-CA] very new needs help.
>> From: "Stan" <smpugh at sbcglobal.net>
>> Date: Thu, November 29, 2007 11:38 am
>> To: <ubuntu-us-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> HI Neal or team CA, I tried several times to download the unubtu
>> and make
>> the cd but (windows?) refused to accept it on the hard drive? Or I
>> couldn’t figure out how to make the livecd (which is plausible.)
>> I finally ordered it and now I'm a bit lost.
>> Can I ask you a few questions?
>> 1. It seems that when I used the livecd and then turn off the laptop,
>> of the prefs seem to save anywhere. Is this correct or normal?
>> 2. I'm having major problems getting my wireless to accept on the
>> system. I
>> had placed all the info in the correct places i.e. the wep key and
>> name of
>> system, I had it on line 1 time with the wireless (after trying many
>> different things) and now I can’t seem to get it back on.
>> 3. Will I have to completely install it on the hard drive for all my
>> to save?
>> 4. As it is now, it looks like if I screw up too badly and can just
>> turn it
>> off and reboot and its like a clean slate? GOD IM CROSSING MY FINGERS
>> THAT ONE.. LOL 5. If I do install it completely, it will just
>> reformat the
>> HD and then it will be clean anyway? This would be good, I think.
>> playing around I may have put in a password or something to do
>> SOMETHING and
>> I cant remember what it was or why..
>> I guess right now the most pressing issue I have is the wireless
>> issues. I
>> have only tried it at home, so I'm not sure if it will give the same
>> problems when im out at a café with free wireless. Waiting to see
>> about that
>> until I learn the system a bit better.
>> As you can see, I'm not all that versed on the workings of computers.
>> I couldn’t even figure out how to do the support thing..
>> Thank you so much for any help you can give me.
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