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Old 27th January 2012, 10:15 PM
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/dev/ram* missing from F16


I'm trying to create a ramdisk on my workstation. I have 16GB of physical memory and I'd like to make a ramdisk of size 8GB.

I've found plenty of online tutorials but they seem to assume I have /dev/ram* entries inside my /dev directory.

My Fedora 16 install doesn't seem to have *any* /dev/ram* entries.
Is this normal under FC16? Do I have a faulty install?
Can anyone tell me how I go about creating the ramdisk on FC16 in this situation?

I'm running F16 64-bit if that helps.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.
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Old 27th January 2012, 10:23 PM
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Re: /dev/ram* missing from F16

You want tmpfs instead.

More flexible, and easier on the system.
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