Re: hard disk installation into a RAM disk

From: Joshua Hudson (
Date: Wed Oct 02 2002 - 16:47:46 CEST

>From: <>
>To keep the noise level down, it would be useful to
>stop the hard disk. This is not possible since the
>system needs some binaries on the hard disk. IMHO,
>the mulinux is not needing swap, but some binaries sometimes.

Are you using an APM bios?
Look in bios setup for "turn off hard disks"
On my box at home, it is set for 15 minutes.
The kernel cashes commonly used binaries in RAM
so that they do not require a hard disk request.

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