Difference between mounting an image and a disk

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Rob

Difference between mounting an image and a disk   19 January 2013, 03:58

I am having trouble understanding why I would want to set up a disk vs just mounting an image.

What are the pros and cons of each?

Here is what I think I know so far:

1. mounting images do not happen before system start or login. The user must manually do that.
2. Mounted images are saved at system shutdown.
3. Both show up in Windows Explorer but only disks show up in the RamDisk Gui.

If there were an option to back a ramdisk with a file and NOT have it be automatically created at boot or login, then I see no reason why mounting an image would even be necessary.

What am I missing if anything?

Thanks for the help understanding how to use RamDisk.
Slava

Difference between mounting an image and a disk   20 January 2013, 02:06

Quote

just mounting an image

helped me:
1. Image --> Create Image
2. Image --> Mount Image (mount created image)
3. Create folder structure and grant permissions via Windows Explorer
4. Image --> Umount Image
5. Add Boot Disk --> Image --> Select image created in step 1.

And after reboot I have mounted image in RAM with folder structure and permission I need.

I this case mounting an image permited me to setup image file(drive) option on drive level.
Slava

Difference between mounting an image and a disk   20 January 2013, 05:02

Mount Disk - mount disk image that is placed on another drive
Setup a disk - place disk in RAM

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