Itching point of curiosity...

Ray Parrish crp at
Sat Apr 4 22:27:30 UTC 2009

David Curtis wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Apr 2009 14:23:05 -0500
> Chris Mohler <cr33dog at> wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 2:17 PM, Ray Parrish <crp at> wrote:
>> [...]
>>> The thing that has me puzzled, is where exactly are these anti virus
>>> applications, and their updates being installed to?
>> Into RAM (tempfs).
> I'm not sure about Ubuntu, but Knoppix (another live cd) will automatically use an existing swap partition, if found.

Thanks for that bit of information. Now I'm wishing even more that my 
Ubuntu Live CD would still work, so I could check to see if it will use 
an existing swap file as well. Woops I forgot! That won't work on my 
system anyway, I don't have a swap partition, as I screwed up during a 
re-installation of Ubuntu, which was necessary after messing up, and 
freezing up the Gparted Live CD while resizing partitions. I neglected 
to create a swap partition then, so I'm using a swap file instead.

Later,Ray Parrish

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