setting up a /tmp

From: jef knoors (
Date: Tue Jun 06 2000 - 23:17:27 CEST

Hello you all,

I found a nice way to set up a temp directory without the mkfs.ext2 comand
and its lib's.
It saves you a lot of diskspace/or you can create /tmp before or without
configuring USR.

dd if=/dev/zero of=tempfile bs=1k count=300
mkfs.ext2 tempfile
gzip tempfile

put the tempfile.gz on you base-floppy, after booting it do this:
gzip -d tempfile.gz
cat tempfile /dev/ram3
mount -o loop /dev/ram3 /tmp

The tempfile.gz is only 624 byte !

To make a larger /tmp I tried :
cat tempfile1 tempfile2 > /dev/ram3
mount -o loop /dev/ram3 /tmp

But that doesn't work.
Have fun , share the experience with me, cause I've heard there is a command
te resize the file also.

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