[LAU] all in ram?

alex stone compose59 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 03:03:12 EST 2009

I should add here, i'd still have the OS and LS on a HD in the sampler box.
But i'd like to have the whole thing run in ram, and boot only from the HD.


On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 10:42 AM, Bengt Gördén <bengan at bag.org> wrote:

> Den Wednesday 04 March 2009 22.07.57 skrev alex stone:
> > I have a question about running linux in ram.
> >
> >
> > The Scenario.
> >
> > I'm researching building a dedicated Lsampler box, running headless, with
> > netjack doing the ins and outs.
> >
> > Given the usually large templates i run (full orchestra), including a lot
> > of articulations, i'm wondering how feasible it would be to build a
> > barebones Linux OS, with linuxsampler as the sole app, more or less, (and
> > required libs, etc...), and run the entire thing in ram, that is, the OS,
> > Lsampler, and samples.
> >
> > Is this possible, and if someone's already tried this in some form or
> other
> > successfully or otherwise, could you share some experiences, pros and
> cons,
> > etc... ?
> Hi Alex,
> We have a home brew at work that is a Liveubuntu with some extra
> mayonnaise.
> PXE-boot (net boot) of the kernel through a boot server (Ubuntu 8.04). All
> runs in memory. Everything you install (from the boot server) on desktop OS
> (Ubuntu) can be saved as a file with apt-get install set and reinstalls
> automatically when you boot next time. This makes us a hardware independent
> up to the point whats in our kenrel. I was not the designer of the system
> so
> I don't have the intricate details of it but if you're interested I could
> ask
> (not that hard. the designer is sitting 3 doors down) about them. I do
> remember a caveat about booting. The initrd can't hold more than xx amount
> of
> data and that made the designer do some trick to get around that. What I
> can
> about the system is that you'll need at least 2G of memory to run smoothly.
> /bengan
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