Saturday Jun 14, 2008

Running Belenix from RAM

On Thursday, I got an opportunity to meet with Shampavman. He is a Sun Campus Ambassador studying in 3rd year of engineering in JSS College Bangalore. He has developed a Live CD based on Belenix where all the contents are dumped to the RAM and the machine runs from the RAM. This speedens up the normal operations on the machine drastically. He gave me a demo on my laptop and I was thoroughly satisfied with the Xfce based system.

Booting up from the Live CD

BeleniX getting loaded in RAM

BeleniX from RAM 

Shampavman 

Here are some of the highlights of this new feature:

1. It is approximately 65% faster in comparison to a conventional installation through Live CD. It takes 10 minutes to install a 3.5Gb OS image, which previously used to take 30 minutes.

2. The CD/DVD drive is free. So you can use this to RAM based belinix to boot up your system and then pop out the CD and then use this device to watch a VCD or DVD.

3. No need to carry your laptop around for giving presentations. Most venues have a machine but most of the time it is not running Solaris. So simply pop in the RAM based belinix cd and then run the presentation from a USB pen drive. 

4. You can read more about this new stuff here


I am planning to do point 3 above for my presentation in NIT Warangal. I am going to run the presentation from the RAM based Belinix. Lets see how it goes. I will carry my laptop though (for backup  )


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