Building a Linux box.. how much HDD space?
What's the happening fellas (& gals I suppose!)
I'm in the process of converting my old box (450mhz) into a linux box for the sheer hell of wanting to try it out!.. Does anybody recommend any particular size Hard Drive?
I wasn't looking to get anything bigger than 5gb, and I can get my hands on a smaller one, I might do that.. Any reason why I should get something bigger than 5gb?? Any suggestions?
I was looking to install Mandrake 9.1 on it..
"Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users?" - C. Stoll
Use the 5 gig and get your hands on the smaller one and use it for the swap drive.
Used Mandrake myself not long ago till i had to redo HD. Nice O/S. Trying to figure out pc to put it on again.
Forget size exactly but seems it was around 2 gig or so. Depends on what you install of course.
I have Mandrake 9.2 on a 5 Gig partition right now with no problems.
Mod w/ an attitude
The new Red Hat Severn beta with everything installed takes up 5.9 GB plus the boot and swap file for a total of 6+ GB.
Sure, try out Linux, difficult for most, but a pretty cool OS. Drake 9.1/2 are fine and multimedia like DVD playback is usually is a little easier to setup in Drake than some of the other Linux flavors...if you can get a hold of SuSE 8.2 or 9 you will probably be have better out-of-box hardware support than other Linux distros ...
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Depends on what you want to do - you can make a very small installation of linux or it can be bloated. I used a linux box for years during school with a 2.1GB HDD. Now i've got an Ultra 1 Creator with a 4.7GB SCSI HDD running Debian and still I have ton's of space. I keep all the heavy stuff on the Windows machine