Bug 590887

Summary: [RFE] Provide option to boot into RAM from CD/DVD
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Reporter: Max Torres <megamaxs>
Component: livecd-toolsAssignee: Brian Lane <bcl>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: desktop-bugs <desktop-bugs>
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Priority: low    
Version: 6.1CC: apevec, bruno, megamaxs, notting, snagar, syeghiay
Target Milestone: rcKeywords: FutureFeature, Improvement, TestOnly
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Hardware: i686   
OS: Linux   
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Fixed In Version: livecd-tools-031-2.el6 Doc Type: Enhancement
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Description Max Torres 2010-05-10 17:21:08 EDT
Description of problem:
We are trying to create a live CD from one of our application servers. We would like for the live CD to run the OS from RAM. We have seen this option offered in Ubuntu and Slax distributions. The option is "toram" in grub menu.lst file.
This is a request for enhancement to provide this boot-to-RAM option for a future version of RHEL6.

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Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-10 18:56:50 EDT
This feature request did not get resolved in time for Feature Freeze
for the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release and has now been
denied. You may re-open your request by requesting your support
representative to propose it for the next release.
Comment 3 Alan Pevec 2010-05-28 17:56:00 EDT
try appending live_ram boot parameter

(not tested, but I saw it in dracut/modules.d/90dmsquash-live/dmsquash-live-root)
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-11-30 15:34:44 EST
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal this
decision by reopening this request.