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Old 02-23-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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minimum hard drive requirement

I found this from 2004.
Originally Posted by TheOneAndOnlySM View Post
... the largest package in LFS requires about 650 megs minimum to build; about 1 - 2 gigs is recommended if you actually intend to use lfs; ... 3 gigs is recommended for gui and more; ...
What about the current version(7.2)? Does anyone know what is minimum hard drive space requirement? And recommended hard drive requirement?

I think that LFS book mentions about "Build Size" only. I guess this is the final used disk spaces. But to build one, you might need more space.
Architecture Build Time Build Size
32-bit 198.5 minutes 648 MB
64-bit 190.6 minutes 709 MB
I think it is good idea to mention about this topic in the preface of the book.
Old 02-23-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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Section 2.2 of the book mentions more about that. There, it gives 2.8 GB as a minimum partition size and 10 GB as a reasonable size for a system. FWIW, the v7.3 system that I just finished building is occupying 743640 KB.


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