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Old 03-13-2014, 12:43 PM   #1
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is running "sudo apt-get install sysinfo" a problem?


Somebody told me to run "sudo apt-get install sysinfo" to find my computer's specs and I did. The thing is it said it was going to take 16MB of disk space, and then it ran all this stuff. I did get sysinfo in my Applications Menu but it doesn't seem to provide that much info (like drivers) and so I'm wondering if it would be wise to uninstall sysinfo and if that would give me the 16MB back and un-do all the stuff that running "sudo apt-get install sysinfo" put in there.
 
Old 03-13-2014, 01:07 PM   #2
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You do realize that the cost of 16mb storage in 2014 is less than 1 penny?

You can buy a 16 gigabyte (16,000mb) flash drive for about $10.

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Old 03-13-2014, 06:29 PM   #3
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You do realize that the cost of 16mb storage in 2014 is less than 1 penny?

You can buy a 16 gigabyte (16,000mb) flash drive for about $10.
Thanks for the reality check, snowpine. I'm just concerned about clogging up my Xubuntu. (That's what happened with the XP before I converted it.)
 
Old 03-13-2014, 06:42 PM   #4
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It should not be!

It looks like you need to open a terminal. Try these commands for start, with sudo;

Code:
lshw
Quote:
lspci
Code:
dmidecode
To remove the package try:

Code:
sudo apt-get purge [packagename]
Code:
sudo apt-get --purge autoremove

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Old 03-13-2014, 06:59 PM   #5
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It should not be!

It looks like you need to open a terminal. Try these commands for start, with sudo;

Code:
lshw
Code:
dmidecode
To remove the package try:

Code:
sudo apt-get purge [packagename]
Code:
sudo apt-get --purge autoremove
Whit, Thanks for replying but if sysinfo isn't a problem, why would I remove it? And not sure why you say it looks like I need to open a terminal. And I'm new, so I don't know what "Try these commands for start, with sudo" means.
 
Old 03-13-2014, 10:04 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reality check, snowpine. I'm just concerned about clogging up my Xubuntu. (That's what happened with the XP before I converted it.)
Xubuntu is designed to handle 16mb of data without getting clogged.

How big is your hard drive?

16mb = 0.3% of the recommended 5gb minimum hard drive space for Xubuntu.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...emRequirements
 
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:03 AM   #7
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Xubuntu is designed to handle 16mb of data without getting clogged.

How big is your hard drive?

16mb = 0.3% of the recommended 5gb minimum hard drive space for Xubuntu.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...emRequirements
36 GB, snowpine, so I think I'll be okay. Just barely. Thanks.
 
  


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