Installing Chromium to a RAMDisk?

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Hungry Man, Aug 11, 2011.

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  1. Hungry Man
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    Chrome allows you to move your User_Data and/or Cache to RAMDisk. Could you do this with Chromium AND move the folder that it comes in to the RAMDisk as well?

    Kinda too lazy to check right now =p
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    I have put the cache on a RAMdisc before. The ramdisc was in place across reboots. I did not see a significant advantage in speed really, so I quit using it.

    Are you suggesting that one could put the Chrome directory in a ramdisc? Thats what it sounds like you are talking about. I don't see why you couldn't. The ramdisc I was using let you save it to hdd as a file when you rebooted, so you could load that file up on boot and all would be there. Elsewise it is all gone on a reboot of course.

    Sul.
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    Chrome doesn't let you move install directory. I mean that you could download Chromium and just put the entire folder onto the disk.

    Yes, this RAMDisk saves to the HDD before rebooting.

    Is it possible to autoupdate Chromium?
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    If memory serves correctly, you can move the Chrome directory. I think I did that one time, but I might be confusing it with where it lived - program files vs app data.

    I don't see why you couldn't put it on a ramdisk, although it would still make the profile directory in app data. You can change that of course with a shortcut command parameter.

    There was a thread about that somewhere. I found a couple extensions that aided in that, and at one time had a batch file doing it. I don't think there is a 'feature' that does it, but I could be wrong as I don't follow it that closely.

    Sul.
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    You can only move it between User/AppData/ and Program86.

    I can put the User_Data but that's all.

    Used Chromium for a bit. Just too unstable. And Flash isn't sandboxed properly.
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