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Re: [aclug-L] Building Linux with limited disk space

Re: [aclug-L] Building Linux with limited disk space

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Subject: Re: [aclug-L] Building Linux with limited disk space
From: "Greg House" <ghouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 19:43:38 -0600
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I wrote:

>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,
>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
>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
>there too, but perhaps that's too much to ask.

Anyone got any thoughts on what's essential to include and what can be
safely ignored to save some space?  This is for a new Linux user, so I want
it to be as feature-rich as possible (ie, don't want to leave off X86Free).


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