Revisor and live_ram

Trever Fischer tdfischer at
Wed Sep 15 13:48:10 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).
I already did, actually. This patch puts the code immediately before the
"Basic Video" option, and can be cleanly applied to 6f79b742.

Trever Fischer (tdfischer)
Fedora Ambassador, KDE Hacker
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