[NCLUG] how much disk space to load X?

Robie Lutsey robiel at tgstech.com
Thu Jan 29 10:24:27 MST 2004

I just saw this http://web.tvnetwork.hu/~krichy/cfdev/ and thought it
might help.  No X yet, but it is designed to run on 16 MB of compact


-----Original Message-----
From: nclug-bounces at nclug.org [mailto:nclug-bounces at nclug.org] On Behalf
Of Matt Rosing
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 11:21 AM
To: nclug at nclug.org
Subject: [NCLUG] how much disk space to load X?

I'm wondering how much disk space is needed to run enough linux to
have an X terminal.  I'd like to make a quiet (as in no moving parts)
box and put my compute/server in the furnace room.  I can get rid of
all the fans using something like mini-itx.  But I also want to get
rid of the disk drive and was thinking of using compact flash as a
bootable drive.  A 1GB compact flash is under $200.  So the question
is can I build enough of a system run X, have audio, usb, keyboard,
mouse, etc, and fit it in 1GB with swap and all that stuff.  

On my current system I have about 1.3 GB used in / and a bit more in
/boot.  But I assume I don't need most of that.


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