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thorney 11-22-2005 12:32 PM

Need a distro for use on a 3GB drive

I tried installing FC4 on an old machine with a 3GB drive but even if I installed a minimal amount of packages the installer would tell me that I didn't have enough disk space. I don't know how a 1 GB install won't fit on a drive with 2.4GB / partition but apparently it doesn't so my question is are there any distros that are small enough for a 3 GB drive?


cuiq 11-22-2005 12:48 PM

Damn Small Linux
Puppy Linux
Beatrix Linux
Berry Linux

Here's a link with more:

Peace V

thorney 11-22-2005 01:03 PM

cool thanks

Boow 11-22-2005 01:52 PM

I've had debian sarge with xfree fluxbox firefox and a few other apps. a little over 1 gig.

ioerror 11-22-2005 01:53 PM

Slackware will easily fit in 3GB. Debian too. Depends what you install of course.

I've installed Slackware on a 128MB compact flash card (it was pretty cramped though).

If you want to be hard-core, how about Linux From Scratch. You can configure that to fit into pretty much whatever you want.

Tinkster 11-22-2005 10:02 PM

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