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Old 11-02-2002, 12:13 PM   #1
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Size of a RH installation...


I have a partition of 1.8 Gigabyte where I installed RH 7.3 (mountpoint "/") and another where I installed "/home".

As a matter of fact, the installation took more than 90% of my disk. In this way, when I try to update my system to RH 8.0 the intallation process tell me that I do not have enoght space.

I am almost a newbie on RH, so I'm pretty sure that I have installed a lot of things that I do not use (I use my PC as a desktop computer, plus PHP and Apache for testing programs I use at work).

What can I do to gain space in my disk (other that buying a new disk, an option which I am considering....) ? It takes really all this space a "normal" RH installation? To gain space, I have installed only GNOME (not KDE) but it's not resolve the problem.

Thank in advance for any hint.

Old 11-02-2002, 12:35 PM   #2
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You might want to do a custom install and choose the packages you want to install. Yes, it seems like alot, but its just all the software that comes with it, Linux can fit on a floppy disk if you want it to. And SuSE can come with a DVD with like 5 or 6 gigs worth of software.. but if you do a custom install, and choose your packages, you should be able to slim that down a bit.
Old 11-02-2002, 12:37 PM   #3
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1.8GB is quite a big install... There are some big things you may remove: HOWTOs and documentation (if you have a Net connection, you don't need them installed and they take a lot of space), TeX/LaTeX (typesetting package), development packages (if you're not going to compile program, but only to install RPMs), ftp servers and other services.


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