slackware query please.

Gregory Nowak romualt at
Wed Apr 11 14:35:33 EDT 2001

I can't say for sure until I get to go home this weekend and check out my
Linux partition usage, but I think a full install (x, gnome, development
packages, the WHOLE works) is around 1.8 Gb. That's for 7.1. But again,
don't quote me on that just yet.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kirk Wood" <cpt.kirk at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 6:47 AM
Subject: Re: slackware query please.

> A quick check of the slakware site indicates that you can install a
> minimal setup with 50MB of space. It doesn't indicate what the space for a
> "typical" install is. But I would guess about 1.5GB of space. Many distros
> take that much space as the "typical" includes full developer support for
> console and X. It contains most server services. And generally would
> represent a winblows install with all the macroslop dev software and other
> server products.
> I would recomend the first order be to trim back from a spoon fed
> install. It takes a long time to select what you want, but you don't end
> up with many things you wont need and actually represent a security risk
> since they may run with some default config you are unaware of.
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