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How To Create RAM Disk In Linux

How To Create RAM Disk In Linux
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Tutorial to create RAM disk in Linux based operating systems

In this tutorial post, we will show you the easy method for creating RAM disk in Linux based operating systems.

How To Create RAM Disk In Linux

What Is RAM Disk In Linux?

RAM disk is a portion of the RAM that is mounted in your Linux as a directory.

Make sure you have enough free RAM on the system so that portion of RAM can be allocated as a RAM disk. Now, Let’s create directory /mnt/ram_disk_name in your Linux.

mkdir /mnt/ram_disk_name

Now, mount RAM disk on it.

mount -t tmpfs -o size=1024m new_ram_disk /mnt/ram_disk_name

We are using tmpfs type in above command as you can also ramfs type.

You can verify if it has been mounted properly or not using df command.

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