[Lubuntu] How much disk space does Lubuntu install need.

Yorvyk yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 21 16:35:58 UTC 2011

On Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:24:12 +0000
Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:

> I hate throwing out stuff that still works.  On clearing out some old
> disks I found a 2GB disk that works.   In wondering what I can do with
> a 2GB disk it occurred to me that Lubuntu might fit on it.  I could
> not find this information on the Lubuntu site, does anyone know the
> answer?  I have an old box with 250MB RAM and a P4 so that should be
> fine for it.
> Colin
It can be done but you'll have no room to do anything much.  I've installed Lubuntu on a 2.4GB drive with a 300MB swap partion and 1GB drive as /home.
The other option is to use UNetbootin to install it to the hard-drive as a live CD with persistent storage.  The easiest way to do this is stick the 2GB drive in another machine and run UNetbootin.  Change Type from USB Drive to Hard Disk and select the drive from the next box.  You may have to format the 2GB drive to FAT before you start, I can't remember.  It may be best to ignore my instructions, it is reasonably obvious once UNetbootin is running.


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