how can i load OS and programs in ram ?

August 15, 2011 at 20:47:22
Specs: Windows 7
load OS and every thing i want to use in ram and don't use HD definitely

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#1
August 15, 2011 at 21:38:22
Do you mean load the entire OS and all working applications into RAM with no subsequent disk access? That is not possible. No modern OS works that way.

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#2
August 15, 2011 at 21:49:15
i want to use pc have no HD and have a huge RAM using another pc in the network to load OS and programs

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#3
August 15, 2011 at 23:12:56
It's possible. Google "diskless workstation" to discover the various options amd which OS to use. Depending upon your particular needs, you will probably find the user experience inferior to that of a standalone machine. In particular, boot-up and program loading/running will be very slow.

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#4
August 16, 2011 at 03:20:11
Using another PC to serve programs is a resource waster and access over the network will be slower. A better alternative would be a ssd or for those os's that can operate from a flash drive.

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#5
August 16, 2011 at 04:59:18
There is also versions of Linux that will operate off of a DVD, but it will also be slower access.

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#6
August 16, 2011 at 10:35:56
you didn't understand what i want exactly , i want to use network to load OS an programs first time to the RAM , an work on the RAM not access server throw network
i have 100 G RAM i want to use it to be HD just when ps is running , after i turn it off , load OS again to the RAM an work in it , i hope u understand me

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#7
August 16, 2011 at 11:28:09
you cannot do that with win 7 or any windows variation, however you can create a linux usb/dvd with all the programs and settings you use, then load that onto the machine (memory) and remove the usb/usb, thats about as close as you can get.

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#8
August 16, 2011 at 14:13:49
What you want is sort of possible using gpxe/ipxe to boot to an iSCIS drive and then install it to a ram drive locally.


I used to do that a long time ago. You just need to install the programs into a ramdrive but you will need a lot of ram and you do need some use of the hard drive. On boot you need to copy static files each time to the ram drive.

I'd get a revodrive if I wanted it fast.

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#9
August 16, 2011 at 15:48:09
gpxe/ipxe still have to connect to a server to then load the OS into memory.

Naser your question is based on computing ignorance concerning the boot process and how programs/OS run in RAM.

You can not achieve what you desire. A box full of RAM is useless.

In Jefro's example you boot using pxe to a server to then load a kernal into ram locally.
This is a similiar principle of thin client computing
A thin client has flash and ram. The OS is in flash is is just enough to make a connection to the server but in this case the desktop seen/used is the server not the local machine.

You either need flash, a drive or a way of booting from a server.

Good luck.

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#10
August 16, 2011 at 16:55:53
What computer do you have with 100G of ram?

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