I have a machine with 62GB of RAM, and a trunk that's only 7GB, so I thought I would create a RAM disk and compile there. I am not a Linux expert. I found instructions on the internet to create the RAM disk:
mkfs -q /dev/ram1 8192
but I changed the 8192 to 16777216 in an attempt to allocate 16GB of ram disk.
I got the following error:
mkfs.ext2: Filesystem larger than apparent device size. Proceed anyway? (y,n)
At which point I got spooked and bailed.
sudo dmidecode --type 17 | grep Size
8x8192MB + 2048MB = 67584 MB
Is that the problem? Can I overcome that