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Re: HELP: formatting the hard drive

On Tue, 19 Aug 1997, Leandro Asnaghi-Nicastro wrote:

> On This Day, In The Year Of Our Lord 19 Aug 97 at 22:15.
>  "Re: HELP: formatting the hard drive" by Syrus Nemat-Nasser:
> > I can confirm that it is enough, but that depends on what you want to
> > run on the machine.  I suggest that you start with the default packages
> > minus everything related to news such as inews and inn.  You probably
> > can install X, but I would keep it light--only one Xserver, and only the
> > minimum in fonts and documentation.  Do not install any dev packages
> > unless and until you know you need them.
> It's going to be a single user machine so I guess I'll install the 
> minimal.  I like X-Windows but I am afraid it would be impossible with 
> only 8 MB of ram, so I'll stick with the multiple logins =)

8MB is enough to run X.  I've done it before.  You should use a light
window manager such as fvwm (not fvwm2).  You should also have at least
20MB of swap, I'd say.  Otherwise, just run without X.  Of course, it's
more fun to run X with >32MB of RAM. :-)

Cheers.  Syrus.


Syrus Nemat-Nasser <syrus@ucsd.edu>    UCSD Physics Dept.

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