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Re: HD space for install

On Thu, 3 Feb 2000, Taketoshi Sano wrote:
>    Bruce Sass <bsass@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca> writes:
> > A compact install (2.2.5) took up 50596k over here
> > (includes fs overhead for an ~500M partition, no sparse-superblocks)...
> > + size of base2_2.tgz + size difference between compact and regular
> > drivers [+ swap space].
> >
> > It will probably take 65-70M + swap space to do a floppy install.
> Thank you for your information. Then we will update the f2.txt on rescue disk
> about the disk space requirements as well as memory requirements.
>  # Adam said that memory requirement is at least 8MB + swap.
> > Getting a handle on the VM requirements will be more interesting.
> > With slink I did lots of "cat /proc/meminfo"'s over many installs,
> > until I was confident the margin of error was insignificant (<5%). 
> > IIRC, the peak was when the drivers were being extracted.
> Can you check the memory requirement for potato ?

I had planned to... do you know of a more efficient way to do it (aside
from modifying the gunzip code in bf to log /proc/meminfo just after
the the archive is extracted but before it is written to the HD)?

What is really needed is a modified bf system that runs df and checks
/proc/meminfo at key times during an install...

- Bruce

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