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Old 04-02-2003, 10:07 AM   #1
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Disk Space

Can I run linux on my 2gb Drive ?
Old 04-02-2003, 10:08 AM   #2
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yes, linux can even run from a floppy. The question you're looking for is "can distro x run from a 2 gig hd" and the answer on that is yes, if you don't install unneeded stuff like 10 window managers, 2 office suites,...
Old 04-02-2003, 10:09 AM   #3
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check the requirements for the distro you want to install

usually about 2 Gb is fine, but you won't be able to install ALL app's. You don't need them all though

for example suse 8.1 needs about 1.5 Gb for a nice install
but 400 MB is the absolut minimum

remember you need a swap file too if you don't have that many ram
Old 04-02-2003, 01:25 PM   #4
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yes all my app takes up nealy 900 mb including all the multimedia and development software i use


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