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comment System drive on SSD; pagefile to its own drive?
I totally agree in principle - was doing it with a RAM disk because A) I have a lot more RAM than 32bit WinXP can access, the ram disk goes in the extra RAM, so it's like free memory, and B) Some people seem to think (I don't think it's been proven one way or another) that Windows (or some Windows programs) is not happy unless there is a paging file. So this seemed like the best way to address that - the RAM disk is fast, has no impact on the RAM available to the OS, and the OS is happy because there's a paging file.
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comment mdadm RAID 5 array stopped mounting
Yep. I was very confused - see my comments above.
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comment mdadm RAID 5 array stopped mounting
I don't think you're the idiot. This all started when I noticed the drive wasn't mounted on my desktop like it usually was. Then I cd'ed to it and it was there, but empty - no files. I rebooted, saw it still wasn't on my desktop, and I think at that point I (totally stupidly) decided it wasn't mounted and wrote this detailed, long, and now very embarrassing question. I just looked and it IS mounted and all my files are there. I have no idea what happened. Thanks for asking the obvious questions!
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accepted Simplest way to redirect from a page on one domain's URL to another domain?
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comment System drive on SSD; pagefile to its own drive?
That's really painful. But the problem is that you ran out of memory. I'm sure that I could create the same conditions (with more or larger files) and create a crash even WITH a pagefile. And if you had more RAM, you wouldn't have crashed without a pagefile. Photoshop has its own temp/scratch directory as well. I wouldn't recommend disabling that...was it enabled on your system?
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answered System drive on SSD; pagefile to its own drive?
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comment Most transparent, trouble-free linux and Windows filesharing
Samba's working fine - not sure what my original concern was. Thanks.
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accepted Most transparent, trouble-free linux and Windows filesharing
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revised Most transparent, trouble-free linux and Windows filesharing
Clarified that I'm not looking for a server-only solution