How much disk space does Lubuntu install need.
On Wed, 21 Dec 2011 21:00:25 +0000
Colin Law <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 21 December 2011 16:35, Yorvyk <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, 21 Dec 2011 14:24:12 +0000
> > Colin Law <email@example.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.
> 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.
There was a flaw in the way the required space is calculated. You'll have to use the alternate installer.
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