I booted and loaded the remastered DVD from chemnitz by iso-top-info versand de to desktop in 5mins10secs. This provides 5GB of material in ram in my athlon1900+ system.

I had to modify the DVD linuxrc to permit booting and loading of the DVD because the script limited the space to 800MB. Changing to 2500 solved the difficulty,

I can now turn off all hdd's and cd's and use USB "on call" leaving my system turned on day and night.

I have a large lollipop!!!