[ILUG-BOM] USB disk as RAM

Sameep sameepk at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 7 20:18:29 IST 2008

> My friend has a very low end computer with 128 MB RAM with Fedora 3
> running on it. Can he use a USB stick as RAM. I know that wont help
> much. But people at different forums have suggested to use USB flash
> drive as a SWAP partition to improve performance. Will that help to
> some extent?

You can ask your friend to use a light distro like Puppy or DSL.They are optimized for older / slower hardware and can work quite well even with 128 Mb RAM. 




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