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daneel



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daneel
How i do a bigger ramdisk ? For example: 2 MB or 10 MB.
Post 10 Sep 2004, 20:20
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Wishing



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YEs.. id like to know hwo to do this too...
How about in the code or the kernal there is a 'floppydisk ramsize multiplier'
Bassically a variable that says how many multiples of 1.44 megs the ranmdisk is...
That would allow the ramdisk to fit on an even number of disks ^_^

Then when it was written to/loaded from floppy.. it pause and say "insert disk 2..3.. etc"

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Post 11 Sep 2004, 02:56
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Matrix



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Use FAT32 filesystem, or ext2fs

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Post 11 Sep 2004, 06:32
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Wishing



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We do use fat 32/12... Do you read the posts before you reply to them??
This post has nothing to do with file SYSTEMS...
We are talking about the SIZE of the ramdisk.
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Matrix



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Wishing wrote:
We do use fat 32/12... Do you read the posts before you reply to them??
This post has nothing to do with file SYSTEMS...
We are talking about the SIZE of the ramdisk.


yes, i have replied on a post, and i was exactly talking about ramdisk,
ramdisk has to emulate a file system in order to store files on it.

you can't make a large ramdisk which emulates fat12 like a floppy, you can emulate many small floppies that way.

MATRIX
Post 11 Sep 2004, 08:00
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crc



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you can't make a large ramdisk which emulates fat12 like a floppy, you can emulate many small floppies that way.


Sure you can. I have a 10MB FAT12 partition on one of my hard drives; you don't need FAT16 or 32 for something that small. ext2 is nice though...
Post 11 Sep 2004, 09:08
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daneel



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daneel
Thanks!, another question. I have a image of my distro (MenuetOS DEV Edition) and i cant copy file anymore. The disk have a lot of free space, but i cant copy more files. Is Fat12 limited in the number of files ?

Thanks for your time
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crc



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perhaps defragging it would help?
Post 11 Sep 2004, 13:26
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Gomer73



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There is a limit to root file entrie I believe.
Delete a file, make a directory and copy the files there.
It might work.
Post 11 Sep 2004, 14:47
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Tolle



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Fat12 only allows a certain amount of root files. (256? 512? i forgot)
The way the Menuet ramdisk is coded, it can not be changed that easy.
Post 11 Sep 2004, 17:45
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daneel



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directory doesnt work in MenuetOS. I cant execute or view any file.
Post 11 Sep 2004, 21:10
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