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#1 2013-06-28 12:43:55

mikeroll
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Registered: 2013-06-08
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[SOLVED] Boot archiso to RAM

Hello everyone.

I have a multiboot USB stick with grub2 on it. Arch iso boots fine using the menuentry from GRUB2 wiki. However, I'd like to copy the live image to ram so I can remove the USB drive later. Is there a kernel parameter for this (like 'toram' on ubuntu based livecds)?

Thanks!

Last edited by mikeroll (2013-07-12 10:20:21)

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#2 2013-06-28 13:54:10

KairiTech
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From: Toronto, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-04
Posts: 231

Re: [SOLVED] Boot archiso to RAM

The 'copytoram' kernel parameter copies the squash image to RAM but unfortunately the contents only seem to get uncompressed on demand so it's a lot slower than reading them from the USB.

I have 8GB that almost never gets used past 750MB but I would be more interested in having the uncompressed image copied to RAM.


-=[ LIVE enabled UEFI with redundant syslinux pure systemd detached LUKS header partitionless encrypted GPT SSDx3 RAID0 because I can.  ]=-

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#3 2013-06-28 14:01:57

vacant
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From: downstairs
Registered: 2004-11-05
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Re: [SOLVED] Boot archiso to RAM

My rescue USB stick uses syslinux. One of the options is to copy the Arch Install iso to ram using syslinux "memdisk".

I don't know if grub2 can chainload to syslinux but I believe syslinux can chainload to grub. That way you could  still keep grub if it's doing stuff syslinux can't (otherwise swap to syslinux)

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#4 2013-06-28 14:28:22

hokasch
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Registered: 2007-09-23
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Re: [SOLVED] Boot archiso to RAM

Have a look at Archboot isos.

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#5 2013-06-28 18:35:07

mikeroll
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Registered: 2013-06-08
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Re: [SOLVED] Boot archiso to RAM

Thanks everyone, copytoram is probably fine for me for now.

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