damianAnyone know where I can get the command "mdconfig"? It is common on FreeBSD, but I can't seem to find a package that provides it.02:00
damianactually, I might be able to find it in synaptic02:01
damianok, I tried a search for md in synaptic, mdadm seemed like it might be right, but I kinda doubt it.02:04
damianmdadm wasn't helpful, anyone got ideas for me?02:06
damianI would like to avoid compiling anything because the only thing I've compiled was LAMP under my dads guidance, everything else I've tried has thrown errors.02:07
damianI'll see if #linuxhelp can tell me anything02:18
tonyyarussodamian: what does it *do*?03:21
damianCreates a memdisk (similar to mounting a folder as tmpfs) and lets you manipulate it as if it were a real device (like a harddrive)03:22
tonyyarussoOkay, something like that is obviously at the kernel level, so BSD utilities aren't going to work on Linux.03:23
damianI found a bit of help in #linuxhelp, I made a 300MiB file using "dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test.disk bs=300M count=1" where /tmp is mounted as tmpfs03:23
damianthen did "losetup /dev/loop0 /tmp/test.disk"03:23
damiangiving me something very similar to what I wanted03:23
tonyyarussoThere are plenty of ramdisk tutorials for Linux via google.03:24
damianbut it doesn't appear to work with gparted03:24
damianI got the idea to use mdconfig from my dad, so I didn't really think about other options right off :/03:24
tonyyarussoYeah, gparted isn't going to do this.  You'll need to work on the command line.03:25
damianActually Disk Utility shows it, is able to format it, and mount it03:29
damianI formatted it as a FAT16 partition named "potato"03:30
damianI got disconnected from our home network for some reason, I'm on my phone now03:50

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