I made a /tmp parition alongside partitions for / /home /root /var and /boot. It was a mistake to make a partition to tmp/. Is there a way for tmp/ to use RAM instead of the designated space I made on the SSD?


In /etc/fstab comment out any line that might mount your separate /tmp partition on your hard drive. You then can have /tmp in RAM with the following line in /etc/fstab:

tmpfs /tmp tmpfs rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime 0       0

After this, you can remove the dedicated /tmp partition on your drive using a partition editor or use it for something else.

  • Thanks this worked. – mikanim Jun 3 '20 at 15:18

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