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    Will 12.04 fit on a 4GB SSD?

    Are there any figures available for the amount of space required for a clean install of 12.04?

    A few years ago I was fool enough to try and save a few $$ by buying a netbook with a hard drive of only 4GB. I've been running 10.04 on it satisfactorily, but the $$ I saved had to be spent on a slot card to give me space for my files.

    Now I'd like to go for 12.04 but I'm wondering about space. If it won't fit, will I be given a warning right at the start that there is insufficient space or will I find out the hard way? I don't want to risk messing up an OS that is working just fine, though a little out of date.

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    Re: Will 12.04 fit on a 4GB SSD?

    No. IMHO you need more room for 12.04.

    I just installed 64 bit 12.04 on a SSD. After updates and installing several of my fav programs/apps, 5.0GB of space has been used.
    Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Ext4 on a Dell Studio XPS Desktop Intel® Core™ i7-860 2.8GHz, 8GB DDR3 ram and Dual booting: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Ext4 & 32bit Vista Home Premium, on a Toshiba laptop dual core AMD Turion 64, 2.0 GHz, 4GB ram.

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    Re: Will 12.04 fit on a 4GB SSD?

    Not recommend

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...emRequirements

    May want to look at Puppy Linux, it can use Ubuntu software.

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    Re: Will 12.04 fit on a 4GB SSD?

    Yes -- it seems the recommended minimum drive-size is now 5 GB.

    Would it be feasible to run Ubuntu from a USB stick or slot-card? These little netbooks don't have CD/DVD drives. Would there be complications? I'm getting a bit out of my depth here, technically. Could anyone steer me toward documentation on doing that sort of thing?

    Thanks, guys, for the help so far.

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    Re: Will 12.04 fit on a 4GB SSD?

    Full Ubuntu will not fit. Lubuntu may also fit.

    Lubuntu one stop thread - amjjawad
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LubuntuLinks
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1844755

    Now older
    HOW TO Install Lubuntu on USB Drive - amjjawad
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1872303

    You can also install the minimal which is just kernel & a driver to get onto the Internet to download only those apps you want.

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/minimal
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Will 12.04 fit on a 4GB SSD?

    Quote Originally Posted by bofak View Post
    A few years ago I was fool enough to try and save a few $$ by buying a netbook with a hard drive of only 4GB. I've been running 10.04 on it satisfactorily, but the $$ I saved had to be spent on a slot card to give me space for my files.
    I have an Asus 900 eeepc that I mount root on the 4 GB internal and then home on a 4 GB slot card. Runs fine.
    I did upgrade the memory from 512 MB to 2 GB. I let my daughter test 12.10 on it.

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    Re: Will 12.04 fit on a 4GB SSD?

    Quote Originally Posted by wojox View Post
    I have an Asus 900 eeepc that I mount root on the 4 GB internal and then home on a 4 GB slot card. Runs fine.
    Well that's basically what I've been doing. But would it work the other way round?
    Last edited by lisati; October 17th, 2012 at 02:17 AM. Reason: fix quote tags

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    Re: Will 12.04 fit on a 4GB SSD?

    I haven't got around to it yet, but I also have 4gig to work with and going to give puppy a go.

    puter.jpg

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    Re: Will 12.04 fit on a 4GB SSD?

    Quote Originally Posted by bofak View Post
    Well that's basically what I've been doing. But would it work the other way round?
    Sure, follow that third link from oldfred. You have to fake out Ubiquity at first.

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    Re: Will 12.04 fit on a 4GB SSD?

    Quote Originally Posted by wojox View Post
    Sure, follow that third link from oldfred. You have to fake out Ubiquity at first.
    I think this may be the way to go. Thx.

    Please just explain one last thing: I've no idea what you mean by fake out Ubiquity at first.

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