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Subject: [aclug-L] Building Linux with limited disk space
From: "Greg House" <ghouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 00:44:29 -0600
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I'm putting together a LInux system for a friend and all he had was a 540MB
hard drive, which has to be split to dual-boot DOS/Win3.1.  Given how much
space his DOS partition was using, I split the disk giving 200MB to DOS, 300
to Linux (/) and 16MB to Linux swap.

I'm using Red Hat, since I thought it might be easier for him if he decides
to reinstall or something.  Anyway, I'm trying to get a reasonably rich
setup with X11 into 300MB and I'm having a little trouble.  My first couple
of attempts ran out of space 'cause I wasn't looking carefully at what I was
installing.  The latest got a reasonably complete system on there, but it
only left 5MB user space and it didn't include anything that wasn't on the
Red Hat 5.1 distribution.  I was hoping to get a package like Star Office on
there too, but perhaps that's too much to ask.

Anyone got an old IDE drive or two they'd like to sell really cheap?


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