[Ubuntu-US-CA] very new needs help.

Dennis Heinson 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...

----- Original Message ----- 
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 
>> bootable
>> 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 
>> stick
>> which I'd copy over on bootup each time and write some scripts for 
>> persistence
>> 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 
>> reference
>> material to research?
>>     -------- Original Message --------
>>     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 
>> just
>>     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, 
>> none
>>     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 
>> 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 
>> prefs
>>     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 
>> ON
>>     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. 
>> While
>>     playing around I may have put in a password or something to do 
>>     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.
>>     Stan
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