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    Question openSUSE 11.4 on 701 Eee PC 4GB HDD

    I've tried to look around the website, forum and even Googleing it, but I can't find how much openSUSE 11.4 GNOME LiveCD is in size when you install it on your computer.

    I'm going to give openSUSE 11.4 a go and I'm just trying to find out if the LiveCD will be smaller than installing using the DVD. Anyone know?

    Any feedback much appreciated.

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    I've tried to look around the website, forum and even Googleing it, but I can't find how much openSUSE 11.4 GNOME LiveCD is in size when you install it on your computer.

    I'm going to give openSUSE 11.4 a go and I'm just trying to find out if the LiveCD will be smaller than installing using the DVD. Anyone know?

    Any feedback much appreciated.
    I don't know the answer to your question, but I am thinking with such a small "hard drive", you will want to stick with the LiveCD method. I feel that any attempt to load openSUSE might render anything else useless. If you where to get it to load, it would be barley better than using the CD in any event and may run out of space during the first package update. It is just my opinion of course.

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    The resulting size of what will be installed on your HDD has absolutely
    nothing to do with the question what install media you use.
    It depends solely on the question what software packages you choose for the
    system.
    Depending on the question how comfortable you feel installing linux or esp.
    openSUSE I would do the following.

    Use the net install cd as a basis (you should use a wired connection while
    installing).
    Select a minimal installation during the install without any desktop
    environment.
    From that after successful installation do the rest from the command line
    with zypper or yast (ncurses) and add step by step carefully only the parts
    you will need.
    This is not a step by step guide now, I just want to give an idea how I
    proceed in a resource limited environment.

    By the way I use essentialy the same approach when I install a debian in
    resource limited situations.

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    martin_helm wrote:

    > The resulting size of what will be installed on your HDD has absolutely
    > nothing to do with the question what install media you use.
    > It depends solely on the question what software packages you choose for
    > the system.
    > Depending on the question how comfortable you feel installing linux or
    > esp. openSUSE I would do the following.
    >
    > Use the net install cd as a basis (you should use a wired connection while
    > installing).
    > Select a minimal installation during the install without any desktop
    > environment.
    > From that after successful installation do the rest from the command line
    > with zypper or yast (ncurses) and add step by step carefully only the
    > parts you will need.
    > This is not a step by step guide now, I just want to give an idea how I
    > proceed in a resource limited environment.
    >
    > By the way I use essentialy the same approach when I install a debian in
    > resource limited situations.
    >

    Bofore someone misunderstands:
    Of course I installed a GUI and do not leave the system with a command line
    interface.
    In my case it is an ecafe 800 (not so limited HDD but also slow cpu and
    limited ram) and went that road. After installing a base x11 system I added
    fluxbox as a wm (lxde is also a good option).

    I just want to make clear that when using simply a default install with
    gnome or kde you will be lost in space on such a machine.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 on 701 Eee PC 4GB HDD

    Thanks for the advice guys! Much appreciated.

    In regards to how many packages etc, I was thinking more in the line of, default install via DVD and LiveCD. But I guess LiveCD will always be smaller by default. Just curious if it is 1.7 GB or 2.7GB, to make up a number.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 on 701 Eee PC 4GB HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by martin_helm View Post
    Select a minimal installation during the install without any desktop
    environment.
    From that after successful installation do the rest from the command line
    with zypper or yast (ncurses) and add step by step carefully only the parts
    you will need.
    If I do it like this, boot up and then install GNOME, will that also configure the system to boot up with GNOME, or do I need to configure that manually?

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    dokterw wrote:

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    > martin_helm;2321319 Wrote:
    >> Select a minimal installation during the install without any desktop
    >> environment.
    >> From that after successful installation do the rest from the command
    >> line
    >> with zypper or yast (ncurses) and add step by step carefully only the
    >> parts
    >> you will need.

    >
    > If I do it like this, boot up and then install GNOME, will that also
    > configure the system to boot up with GNOME, or do I need to configure
    > that manually?
    >
    >

    If you decide for gnome, just use the gnome cd but be carefull not to fill
    up your complete HDD. Maybe you will not succeed with the first attempt.

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    dokterw wrote:

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    > Thanks for the advice guys! Much appreciated.
    >
    > In regards to how many packages etc, I was thinking more in the line
    > of, default install via DVD and LiveCD. But I guess LiveCD will always
    > be smaller by default. Just curious if it is 1.7 GB or 2.7GB, to make up
    > a number.
    >

    I would setup a virtual machine (vmware or virtualbox) on your pc and make a
    test run with that. Set the size of the virtual machines hdd to 4GB and you
    can quickly see if it works.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 on 701 Eee PC 4GB HDD

    Thanks! Hopefully I'll have time to give it a go tonight.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 on 701 Eee PC 4GB HDD

    I can tell you that a DVD install in this example, which has Base Development added
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/11....al_summary.jpg
    Shows as 2.9 GB

    The CD is considerably smaller. Unfortunately my screen of the same in a CD install doesn't show the size.
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