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Old 06-21-2003, 05:00 PM   #1
psychophilliac
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Unhappy conserving space


I have a little hard drive (1 gig) and want to run mandrake. ive installed it before but once everything is installed i dont have much space to mess around.

I dont mind not having x if it means i can save a lot of space but i dont know what exactly to get rid of.

Will getting rid of X save me lots of space? What exactly do i choose not to install at setup so i can save space?
 
Old 06-21-2003, 05:02 PM   #2
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Are you doing a full install and installing every package availible? I'm willing to bet you don't need a whole host of them.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 05:04 PM   #3
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Re: conserving space

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Originally posted by psychophilliac
Will getting rid of X save me lots of space? What exactly do i choose not to install at setup so i can save space?
1) Yes
2) It is better to say "what do I want"

On systems like Mandrake the installer will automatically install the base packages required.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 05:06 PM   #4
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When you select not to install X, it will be much smaller. Not because of XFree (it's not big), but because of all the X programs (that make most of the cds).
 
Old 06-21-2003, 08:59 PM   #5
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Yall arent helping me very much, i dont know what not to install because i dont know what some of these packages do.

Do yall know specific packages that I absolutly need and ones that deal with x which i dont? I know there is several ways for mandrake to install automatically with packages you need but those all have X dont they? What i am thinking is i need to do it custom and leave out packages, but which ones? which are the basic ones that i absoutly have to have to run a command line?
 
Old 06-22-2003, 07:07 AM   #6
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Like I said - most of the packages you need will be installed by default. You need to decide the purpose of the system. If it is to be a webserver you probably don't wan't mail features. If it is to be a mail server you might not want a webserver etc etc.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 07:13 AM   #7
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A list of apps that you ABSOLUTELY (well pretty much) need can be found at:
www.linuxfromscratch.org
The list of apps to download are the apps you will need. From there, you need to decide what you want to do with it. If it's just "learn how to use linux" then that's about all you'll need. You might look at some of the linux docs as well:
www.tldp.org



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