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

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 14:00:03 UTC 2011

On 24 December 2011 13:29, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 24 December 2011 13:13, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 22 December 2011 12:27, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> On 22 December 2011 11:45, Rigved Rakshit <r.phate at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> > 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.
>>>>> I have just tried to install from the live CD and it says I need 4.1GB
>>>>> and won't allow me to carry on.
>>>> The suggested method was to install using a method know as LiveUSB:
>>>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent. Unetbootin is available
>>>> in Ubuntu, so the Windows method mentioned on the page will work as well.
>>> Tricky if the bios will not boot off usb.
>> Tricky, yes, but not impossible. The Plop Boot Manager will do this
>> and it is free for personal use.
>> http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html
> Thanks for that link, I have not seen that before.  Filed away for future use.
>>> I have now successfully installed Lubuntu from the Alternate CD.  The
>>> basic install took 1.4 GB.
>> Excellent!
> Sadly things have gone downhill.  I found I had to reduce the swap
> partition to virtually nothing to get enough free disk to allow it to
> upgrade the kernel and then one of the memory sticks went AWOL half
> way through the upgrade.  So now I have just 120MB RAM and a half
> upgraded kernel.  Not good.  I think maybe the time has come to draw
> the experiment to a close and head over to ebay to find a disk and
> some RAM.  I shall be a little sad to throw the disk out, it has a
> distinctive can of nails rattle when working hard and for a long time
> ran my personal machine some years ago, so I am a little sentimentally
> attached to it.  :(
> For anyone finding this the conclusion is that it is possible to
> install Lubuntu on a 2GB Disk, but it does not really provide a viable
> system.

Ah. Oops.

I fixed up an old stripped-out PC donated by a client last month &
Freecycled it. P4 Celeron, 1.7GHz, old 256MB + old 128MB DIMM, an old
10GB HD and Lubuntu 11.10. Worked really quite nicely. I fear a <10
gig drives are possibly just /too/ old now, though.

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