Re: release status
Joey Hess wrote:
John Summerfield wrote:
I set out to find whether the new manual provides that kind of
information, or pointer to where it may be found. In the course of my
search I have discovered:
a) http://d-i.alioth.debian.org/manual/en.arm/apas03.html contains links
a.1 The Multi Disk HOWTO
<http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Multi-Disk-HOWTO.html> which is quite old and
seriously out of date. I doubt whether any but the most frugal would be
satisfied, for example, with the partitions sizes recommended on
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Multi-Disk-HOWTO-10.html#ss10.1. If nobody
wants to take on the task of revising it, I suggest the link be dropped.
It's only two years out of date and looks generally correct to me as far
as workable minimum sizes go. I see no real reason to drop the link.
I have a minimimal Sarge install. it's 200 Mbytes.
That rules out Learning.
I don't know what hoppies one can practice with 300 Mbytes of free disk
and no optional packages, but it seems to me you'd be constrained.
If you want a GUI disktop and a reasonable set of software, 2 gbytes is
about the going rate: it's what I used on RHL 7.3, it's about what the
progeny install I just did takes. SuSE 9.0 came out a bit lite at 1.4. I
don't have a recent equivalent Sarge to look at.
I know my 30 Gbyte drive is bulging at the perimeter. If I thought to
master DVDs it would be nowhere near enough.
Tourist pics http://portgeographe.environmentaldisasters.cds.merseine.nu/