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Old 06-19-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Quick query regarding install size of KDE

Hello folks,

Long story short, I dropped my laptop last week and crashed the hard disk completely. Couldn't get hold of a new hard disk nearby for the time being, so chose to install an existing PCLinuxOS ISO on a 8GB USB drive till I get a new hard one. But I'm not comfortable working with this thing and even the upgrade failed.

I just want to install Slackware on this 8GB USB drive but without KDE(& KDEi). Could anybody please confirm how much space this install is going to take, before I start?


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Old 06-19-2013, 06:10 PM   #2
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You didn't mention a version nor a platform so I'll assume 14.0.

A little math gets you space requirements of ALL - KDE - KDEI.

I put together this table instead of just answering the poster's
exact request in case other slackers find the info valuable.

            Slackware 14.0
            32-bit      64-bit

a          371.2 M     317.5 M
ap         315.1 M     322.1 M
d          795.8 M     850.7 M
e           99.1 M     108.1 M
f           32.0 M      32.0 M
k          445.0 M     444.9 M
kde       1205.3 M    1226.6 M
kdei       840.0 M     840.0 M
l         1404.0 M    1439.5 M
n          356.5 M     364.2 M
t          254.1 M     256.5 M
tcl         12.9 M      13.3 M
x          346.4 M     346.0 M
xap        488.2 M     498.6 M
xfce        51.3 M      51.8 M
y            5.4 M       5.6 M
-----   ----------  ----------
TOTAL     7022.4 M    7117.2 M

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Old 06-19-2013, 11:13 PM   #3
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Depends on what you install. Here's a sample df of a Slackware 14 system that does not the kde or kdei series installed (32-bit):

$ df /dev/sda9
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda9 10475520 5736540 4738980 55% /

BTW, Qt is not installed, either, and that makes some difference.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:22 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot both of you.

@Mancha+ : Its Slackware 14, 32 bit. I never installed kdei and fresh installed size if I remember correctly has been ~6.7GB approx since 13.37 days. So acc. to the table, I may save up to ~1GB more.

@mlslk31 : That's what I was looking for (<6GB). I guess I can take a safe risk and go ahead with installation.

Marking this thread solved as of now.


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