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Old 09-03-2003, 06:25 PM   #1
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are the iso images all i need?

my hard drive is only 2 gig, and i want to keep the installation as small as i can. so i was wondering if the iso images (3 of them) are all i need? oh by the way i'm downloading mandrake 9.1.
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As long as your careful about what you install, you should definitely be able to fit on a 2 GB hard disk. And while the iso files are all you need, Mandrake may not be the way to go if you're trying to keep it tiny. I know Peanut Linux and Damn Small linux are two distro's that focus on keeping the used disk space to a minimum and Slackware can load just the pieces you absolutely need to save on disk space.

You might want to rummage around DistroWatch for other small linux distros.
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I think the third disk for mandrake is for extra languages, so you just need the first 2
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see i'm not worried about file space the 2 gig hard drive is for the os only. i have 3 other scsi's that i use for my space. and thanks for the info, now i know all i need is the iso's.


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