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Kyugetsuki
August 12th, 2009, 09:45 AM
Iam new to ubuntu, so spare the burnout...
Is there any ubuntu/linux distro that can fit a1.5 GB hard drive?

colau
August 12th, 2009, 09:52 AM
Iam new to ubuntu, so spare the burnout...
Is there any ubuntu/linux distro that can fit a1.5 GB hard drive?

Did you read this (https://help.ubuntu.com/9.04/installation-guide/i386/memory-disk-requirements.html)?

colau
August 12th, 2009, 09:55 AM
Gentoo Linux (http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1&chap=2)

snowpine
August 12th, 2009, 10:07 AM
Iam new to ubuntu, so spare the burnout...
Is there any ubuntu/linux distro that can fit a1.5 GB hard drive?

Hi and welcome to the forums! 1.5gb is not a very big hard drive; Ubuntu requires about 4gb unfortunately. An inexpensive 8gb flash drive would give you room for Ubuntu and your documents too, just a suggestion.

There are other Linux distros that are smaller. I like SliTaz, which will fit on 1.5gb no problem: http://www.slitaz.org/en/

Puppy and DSL are also popular.

3rdalbum
August 12th, 2009, 10:37 AM
Hi and welcome to the forums! 1.5gb is not a very big hard drive; Ubuntu requires about 4gb unfortunately. An inexpensive 8gb flash drive would give you room for Ubuntu and your documents too, just a suggestion.

Good suggestion, but a machine that has a 1.5gb hard drive probably doesn't have USB, and if it does, it probably doesn't support booting from it.

Why not just grab a bigger hard disk? A 160 gig hard disk can be bought very cheaply indeed.

To answer your actual question, Puppy Linux requires less than 1.5 gigs of disk space, and if your machine is as old as I think it is, then Puppy is a better fit than Ubuntu could ever be.

TheNosh
August 12th, 2009, 11:05 AM
To answer your actual question, Puppy Linux requires less than 1.5 gigs of disk space, and if your machine is as old as I think it is, then Puppy is a better fit than Ubuntu could ever be.

+1

puppy is what all my ancient computers run

mystmaiden
August 12th, 2009, 11:33 AM
I can attest to puppy giving new life to ancient machines. I had a foot dragging, pain in the backside old windows machine (so slow it would make me want to scream and tear my hair out) and installed puppy - it acts like a new computer now

myst

MelDJ
August 12th, 2009, 12:47 PM
try slax. u can customize to your preference:guitar:

Kyugetsuki
August 13th, 2009, 03:41 AM
thanks for the advice.... oh wait.. is puppy debian based? I know it has flux and icewm in it, and that it is relatively small but i'd want to put lxde and e16 on it, i like them better; and add/remove and synaptic as well.
Also, it has been a big question to me, if you do'nt mind, but when one installs packages in ubuntu, where do the downloaded debs go?

note: my sys partition is not exactly 1.5 gb, it is 3 gb(I spared the other 1.5 for programs etc...)
a 2 ghz p4 with 262mb ram

colau
August 13th, 2009, 04:54 AM
is puppy debian based?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppy_Linux

nanotube
August 13th, 2009, 06:07 AM
when one installs packages in ubuntu, where do the downloaded debs go?


into
/var/cache/apt/archives

Kyugetsuki
August 21st, 2009, 10:51 PM
Tnx again. I currently have xfce in my system.. I will replace it with either slitaz or puppy.

also..

slax is live-only...(Why slax... why?)

MelDJ
August 22nd, 2009, 08:47 AM
you can install it to your hard disk too:popcorn:

earthpigg
August 22nd, 2009, 09:15 AM
an Ubuntu spinoff project i have been working on for the last month or so takes up about 1gb of hard disk space installed. using LXDE as the desktop enviornment, it includes firefox, pidgin, synaptic package manager, and the normal ubuntu networking applet.

requires 256 mb of ram to install :\


http://sites.google.com/site/masonux/ (http://sites.google.com/site/masonux/)

make sure you read the release notes. i messed up the repos on accident, but it takes 2 minutes to correct after installed.