Revisor and live_ram

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Sep 15 12:15:15 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-09-15 at 01:25 -0400, Trever Fischer wrote:
> Excuse me if this is the wrong place to send this.
> As my fedora ambassador duties, I tend to show other students the neat
> things you can do with Fedora with my trusty USB drive I always keep on my
> keychain. More often than not, I'm booting up Fedora into some laptop or
> university desktop with copious quantities of ram (more than 2G, commonly
> 4 or more). Also more often than not, I've edited the boot options when it
> starts up to add the 'live_ram' flag which copies the image into RAM and
> permits me to unplug the USB drive so I'm not late for class while they
> explore.
> I've longed for an option in the stock boot menu to expose this seemingly
> hidden magic to the general public, so I wrote a tiny patch for
> python-imgcreate (which is used by revisor). It adds one new option to the
> isolinux boot menu, labeled "Boot and run from RAM".
> I've tested it by re-spinning the KDE spin and the custom one I use for
> day-to-day use on my usb drive. Flawless victory.

You'll probably need to re-diff this against the recent changes to add a
'basic graphics driver' entry to the same boot menu - is the
latest build (or check git).
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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