linux in 6gb

From: Pat Finnegan <>
Date: Wed Apr 24 12:16:30 2002

On Wed, 24 Apr 2002, Bill Pechter wrote:

> > > Rumor has it that James B. DiGriz may have mentioned these words:
> > > >Richard Erlacher wrote:
> > > [no room on the puny 6G HD for Linux, tho... it's fully Linux certified as
> > > well...]
> 6G... I get OS/2, Win3.1, Lotus SmartSuite, PC Dos7, and Linux or FreeBSD and
> X and OpenOffice in 4gb without disk compression on an IBM 760XL laptop.
> Linux is all in how you install it. Default's a pig. (Especially Mandrake
> and Redhat...)

Gee, Dick, then I have no idea on how I got Linux installed on this 200M
HDD in my 486 here. Especially considering that 16M of that is swap
space. Amazingly enough I still have about 60M free space...

For a more suitable install, I can easily install everything I really use
(between X windows and a few apps, gaim for IM, kernel source so I can
recompile my kernel, gcc and related stuff) in 1G or less of space.

If you're tight on space, just don't use anything with a nifty graphical
installer... those distros tend to bloat out more than things like Debian
or Slackware (or *BSD).

-- Pat
Received on Wed Apr 24 2002 - 12:16:30 BST

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