zram-init VS ramroot

Compare zram-init vs ramroot and see what are their differences.

zram-init

A wrapper script for the zram linux kernel module with zsh and openrc support (by vaeth)
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zram-init

Posts with mentions or reviews of zram-init. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

ramroot

Posts with mentions or reviews of ramroot. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.
  • Arch Linux done right
    1 project | /r/hetzner | 18 Mar 2023
    Now I can use ramroot and run the whole OS on RAM.
  • Linux install to a USB
    1 project | /r/linuxquestions | 25 Aug 2022
    Anyway, I wrote and maintain a guide to make this setup: https://mags.zone/help/arch-usb.html. I also made a package to optionally load everything to RAM during boot: https://github.com/arcmags/ramroot.
  • Tips on: Arch linux on usb as a daily driver
    1 project | /r/archlinux | 24 Feb 2022
    I wrote a tool to load root entirely into RAM on Arch. It checks available RAM and prompts on boot.
  • How to make rescue/recovery partition that copies into RAM (live cd)?
    1 project | /r/archlinux | 22 Jan 2022
  • USB stick longevity as a boot drive
    1 project | /r/linux4noobs | 29 Jan 2021
    You could also use the Arch Linux guide above and install Arch Linux on the USB drive, making sure the boot and root partition sizes are less than the amount of ram in the machine you are booting on. Then install ramroot which will load up your system into ram on boot. This will mean the system runs off ram and not USB. If you need to make changes, install applications or update, you could boot it normally so it runs off USB as any changes won't be saved if it is booted into ram. If your home folder is on another partition on the USB, I don't think that is loaded into ram on boot so you can still save files to it and any personalisations should also be kept between boots.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing zram-init and ramroot you can also consider the following projects:

log2ram - ramlog like for systemd (Put log into a ram folder)

wireguard-initramfs - Use dropbear over wireguard.

init - KISS Linux - Init Framework

zfsbootmenu - ZFS Bootloader for root-on-ZFS systems with support for snapshots and native full disk encryption

gentoo_unattented-setup - Automated modular GENTOO linux setup

dracut - dracut the event driven initramfs infrastructure

portage-bashrc-mv - Provide support for /etc/portage/bashrc.d and /etc/portage/package.cflags for the portage package manager (Gentoo Linux)

auto-zram - Automatically configure zram as swap on a machine, using sensible defaults, with the ability to tweak it to your needs.

hmg - Personal Gentoo/Linux configurations

zfsUnlocker - A modular zfs unlocker hook for mkinitcpio on Archlinux.

yubikey-full-disk-encryption - Use YubiKey to unlock a LUKS partition

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