Very great Thanks to Rajesh 2010 & Ed_P for your helpful responses!
From studying other forum posts, I do understand how some people have the need to remove the device used to initially boot BPE,
in order to use that port for other tasks. R.2010 - your "simplified" explanation is easy for me to understand
Ed_P, really appreciate you taking it step-by-step with your explanation of the process -
now I have a much better idea of how the Process works,
it helps me begin to understand more of the posts I've been studying,
and also helps me understand whether or not any particular method is best for my own needs.
I personally like to understand what ALL the options are,
yet sometimes multiple options are confusing -
especially when a person (me) is still trying to lay a solid foundation.
Also, these forums are historical records of various methods that have been developed,
but due to the format of forums/bbs, it's not always clear as to where each method stands in RELATIONSHIP to others -
like - which is best, at what time, & for what purpose(s)?
but I know it's not practical to put "Stickies" on everything, either!
so to satisfy that requirement BartPE includes a plugin which allows BartPE to have a RAMDISK of up to 96MB
now I have a place to (hopefully) ask better questions -
is 96 MB the current upper limit or default
as set forth in ramdisk.inf
and given the current pebuilder3110a
- what RAM-related plugins actually work successfully with it ? -
because I've studied some threads that mention former methods/plugins that apparently no longer work.
Please correct this : my understanding is that you can't just edit ramdisk.inf
with a greater value, and make it work -
there must be other files and .inf edits included to make everything "see" and "utilize" more RAM -
[ or can you? if so, how exactly to do that? ]
if this is so, what are these other/additional things? (Please point me to the best threads/posts if this is already clearly spelled out)
I did try AutoRamResizer plugin a few days ago - and just before the final BPE screen stabilizes,
it quickly shows a progress bar & says something about how much RAM has been allocated -
but it was one of those experiments where I didn't really understand what I was doing,
or how to evaluate what was happening, so I rebuilt BPE & unchecked that plugin.HOW
do I evaluate/measure how much RAM is being used - what tools, & HOW
to interpret them?
Thank You for helping me understand, & to be able to ask better, more useful questions