View Full Version : [ubuntu] Install Size

December 19th, 2009, 09:49 PM
I decided to reinstall Ubuntu so I could dual boot windows. Wiped the harddrive. First time I installed it barely took a 1Gb. I look at my new install and its over 3.5 fricken GB? what happend!

December 19th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Where did you install Ubuntu?

December 19th, 2009, 09:54 PM
correction. Harddrive isnt as big as I thought it was, but Ubuntu is still using 3.5Gb. I split the drive in half, and Installed ubuntu (unfortunately) on the 2nd half of the drive.

December 19th, 2009, 10:00 PM
I don't know what you did the first time but a 9.10 desktop default install on my pc is around 2.7GB without starting to add any software.

December 19th, 2009, 10:00 PM
3.5gb is normal (and in fact the wiki recommend 8gb minimum so you have room to install new applications).

December 19th, 2009, 10:11 PM
wow. That is really weird. Yea by the time I was done installing everything I wanted I was at only 715Mb.

Boo. Thats frustrating.