how big must the partition be ?

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roelof
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how big must the partition be ?

Post#1 by roelof » 25 Oct 2013, 17:30

Hello,

Because the site told me that Porteus can fit into 300Mb I made a 500Mib partition.
In that partition I installed the porteus x86_64 Mate edition.
But as soon as I boot up I see a message that there is no more then 100 Kb free.
And after downloading a file so I can make a build I see a message that on root there is no space free.

So my question is how big must the partition be to install this version and make another DE.
And makes it any difference that the partition is ext4 instead of ext2 ?

Roelof

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Re: how big must the partition be ?

Post#2 by fanthom » 25 Oct 2013, 18:44

if you do not want to save your changes then 500MB is enough (in case when no extra modules are added).
to achieve this you have to edit /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg and remove 'changes=/porteus' cheatcode from the Mate entry.

if you do want to save the changes then please leave 'changes=/porteus' in place and assign at least 2GB of space to the Porteus (size depends on your activity).
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Re: how big must the partition be ?

Post#3 by roelof » 25 Oct 2013, 19:15

Hello,

I want to try to make Cinnamon 2.x work on Porteus and I have to make it work from source.
See this topic: viewtopic.php?f=75&t=2733

Roelof

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