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    Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a 1GB SD memory card?

    I just want to know because my mother hasn't bought my 2GB Flash Drive and all I have is my Camera's 1GB SD memory card. (I an use it as a mass storage device which made me think)
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    Re: Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a 1GB SD memory card?

    1 GB is a little small for ubuntu. That will be fine for something like Damn small linux or Puppy linux though. It may even be worth giving fluxbuntu or xubuntu a try. They are lighter weight versions of ubuntu.
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    Re: Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a 1GB SD memory card?

    Quote Originally Posted by tamoneya View Post
    1 GB is a little small for ubuntu. That will be fine for something like Damn small linux or Puppy linux though. It may even be worth giving fluxbuntu or xubuntu a try. They are lighter weight versions of ubuntu.
    Base install of Xubuntu is about 1.5 gigs and Fluxbuntu is about 2. It may be possible to slim them down I suppose...

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    Re: Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a 1GB SD memory card?

    i'm running ubuntu on my 1gb mp3 player=hard disk

    ubuntu command line system + xorg + openbox + seamonkey(mozilla-mplayer, flash)
    + xfe(file manager) ...
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...wMemorySystems


    (4 weeks without a hard disk/bad sectors)
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    Re: Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a 1GB SD memory card?

    How would I go about installing it onto my 1GB SD memory card? I don't really understand that.
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    Re: Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a 1GB SD memory card?

    Quote Originally Posted by sisco311 View Post
    i'm running ubuntu on my 1gb mp3 player=hard disk

    ubuntu command line system + xorg + openbox + seamonkey(mozilla-mplayer, flash)
    + xfe(file manager) ...
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...wMemorySystems


    (4 weeks without a hard disk/bad sectors)
    that article refers to systems with small amounts of RAM not small amounts of harddisk. It still may help make the install slimmer but by then it is a lot closer in terms of applications installed to fluxbuntu and xubuntu. Wouldnt it be easier to start with those and strip them down?
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    Re: Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a 1GB SD memory card?

    Quote Originally Posted by tamoneya View Post
    that article refers to systems with small amounts of RAM not small amounts of harddisk. It still may help make the install slimmer but by then it is a lot closer in terms of applications installed to fluxbuntu and xubuntu. Wouldnt it be easier to start with those and strip them down?
    installing xubuntu or fluxbuntu exceeds 1gb
    ubuntu command line system ~ 440mb
    xorg ~ 180mb
    seamonkey ~ 160mb
    mplayer + mozilla-mplayer ~ 40mb
    flashplugin-nonfree (tricky) ~ 8mb
    xfe(file manager), xfce4-terminal, xfce4-panel, pdf2txt, hsetroot (wallpaper), ivman(automounting)



    df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 912M 846M 18M 98% /
    varrun 502M 68K 502M 1% /var/run
    varlock 502M 0 502M 0% /var/lock
    udev 502M 40K 502M 1% /dev
    devshm 502M 0 502M 0% /dev/shm
    lrm 502M 43M 460M 9% /lib/modules/2.6.24-19-generic/volatile
    /dev/scd0 4.2G 4.2G 0 100% /media/cdrom0
    Last edited by sisco311; July 23rd, 2008 at 10:07 PM.

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