RAMdisk setup on EEEbuntu/Linux

A lot of us have switched to EEEbuntu on our EEE PCs. If you are like me, who likes to keep his netbook clutter free, you will want to set up RAMdisk. And if you thought that setting up RAMdisk in Windows XP was easy (see this article), then in EEEbuntu, it is even easier.

  • RAMdisk is located at “/dev/shm”
  • Open firefox and type in about:config in the address bar
  • Click on “I’ll be careful”
  • make a new string browser.cache.disk.parent_directory
  • give it a value /dev/shm
  • restart firefox

Usual warning about RAMdisk: you will loose all the data upon restart. That is why, it is only recommended for web browsers

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