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Old 09-12-2005, 01:09 AM   #1
Bu3Nix
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How does it all break down?


I'm wanting to run slackware, but I have limited space (4GB) and instead of asking how I should partition it, I thought I would ask it a little different so that others might benifit from this as well.

In a Full Installation, what is the break up in GB, MB, etc. of where the files are placed on install.

What's the minimum partition size needed for /(root) for a full install?
What about /usr, /home, etc?

Thanks, and if this doesn't make sense, please say something.

Oh, and where would you leave spare room if you were partitioning?
 
Old 09-12-2005, 03:07 AM   #2
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With 4GB I would do the following:
1) boot partition 50 MB with ext2
2) swap partition 256 MB
2) root partition: rest of hd with reiserfs

/usr and /home are just part of the root partition in this case. With 4GB you might want to skip KDE and use the XFCE desktop (it is included).
 
Old 09-12-2005, 12:43 PM   #3
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A full install takes around 3 GB, as c.m.klaij said, leaving out KDE (specially international langauges) and GNOME frees a lot of space.
 
Old 09-12-2005, 01:24 PM   #4
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ext3 generally has less headaches in the long run, even if it is slightly less efficient.
also, swap should me more like 2*memory, unless memory>128. In that case, 256MB is a good size.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 01:53 PM   #5
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Everything except /usr will usually fit easily in less than 100MB!
/usr/bin
/usr/lib
/usr/X11/lib
/usr/X11/bin
/opt
The above directories is where the bulk of the installation lies.
4GB is plenty for a full install, including 1-2GB for
/home

Last edited by gnashley; 09-16-2005 at 01:13 AM.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 03:50 PM   #6
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Mabye I didn't understand the question but I believe this is the info you want:


bash-3.00# du -h --max-depth=1 /
313K /dev
40M /etc
28M /lib
5.5K /mnt
520M /opt
2.2M /tmp
512 /sys
159M /var
3.3G /usr
512 /big1
5.0M /boot
61M /home
899M /proc
11M /sbin
408M /root
512 /.reiserfs_priv
5.4G /

This is almost a clean full 10.1 install and how it breaks down in size. The only extra I've added are some small packages like GKrellM and some ATI drivers.

Last edited by heltreko; 09-15-2005 at 03:51 PM.
 
  


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