Given that fdisk -l shows 16 ram disks /dev/ram0 ... /ram15 asks "If not, how can I get rid of that fdisk output?" Perhaps you could explain why the one answer that actually deals with the OP's question gets deleted AND includes 2 other possible options, while the answer that remains makes no attempt to do so?

  • How does it deal with the OP's question?
    – muru
    Dec 27, 2015 at 9:19

2 Answers 2


You're right, upon re-reading the question and the answer it is an attempt to answer the question. I have undeleted it.


You've got a point there: I too think the answer shouldn't have been deleted, as it kinda answers the question (meaning: the first method is theoretically a perfect method to accomplish what OP is clearly after, although it's badly implemented).

That being said, your answer should have been downvoted / edited: it misses all the devices not handled by the sd_mod module.

All in all since that is improveable through an edit, I think it should be undeleted.

I'm putting this separately since it strays from the answer to the question.

Since only stating negatives always seems critical, to tell the full story: moderators are right 99% of the times: that answer was really borderline, since it was correct in its gist but wrong in its implementation.

  • -1 it doesn't even answer the question "technically".
    – muru
    Dec 27, 2015 at 14:31
  • @muru "Is it safe to delete them? If not, how can I get rid of that fdisk output?": it seems to be answering the question to me, although not in a good way. What am I missing?
    – kos
    Dec 27, 2015 at 14:34
  • Really guys? 43 comments? I am disappoint. Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
    – Seth
    Dec 27, 2015 at 18:32
  • @Seth Aw, I was just getting started. Ok, chat it is.
    – muru
    Dec 27, 2015 at 18:37

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