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

Yorvyk yorvik.ubunto at googlemail.com
Sat Dec 24 21:05:05 UTC 2011

On Sat, 24 Dec 2011 13:29:56 +0000
Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:

> >> 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.
You never asked if it was viable :)

If the machine is on a network it is possible to have swap and /home on a network drive. 



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