Size of Salix install?

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Lysander
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Size of Salix install?

Post by Lysander » 10. Feb 2019, 16:12

Hi everyone,

I need a small Slackware-based OS. I am thinking of Vector but I am also interested in Salix. I only have 16GB of space to work with on the SDD. Does anyone know the size of a Salix install? I've searched the web but I haven't found the answer I'm looking for.

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Re: Size of Salix install?

Post by Artim » 10. Feb 2019, 18:29

Salix needs very little room! 8-10 GB is probably plenty.

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Re: Size of Salix install?

Post by ChuangTzu » 10. Feb 2019, 21:34

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Re: Size of Salix install?

Post by jcoleman » 11. Feb 2019, 06:23

You should be good with the 16GB. I've used 14GB with quite a few extras loaded, (some KDE games for the Mrs's, wine running a large program, virtualbox, gnucash and a few others). Worst case is download, install it and see (provided your bandwidth is halfway decent and mostly reliable, (it's fun waking up and checking an overnight download to find it "tanked" at some point :D). Once installed weed out programs you don't need or want. I haven't paid attention after a fresh install.
Anyway Salix has been an excellent "go to" Slackware derivative for me and has been my main "in house" OS for some time. I've used Slackware in the past but I've gotten a little lazy and don't particularly like KDE.
Just an FYI - I just did a kernel mod, compile, etc to get something to work (SMB3) to access a Wndoze machine over the network; followed the instructions for doing via the Slackware instructions and things turned out well; it worked first time, yaa.

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Re: Size of Salix install?

Post by laplume » 12. Feb 2019, 19:59

Hello,
Looking at my 14.0 install Conky is telling me that the xfce version (in full install mode) is getting 5,6 GB on a 10GB partition (for system; /home is located on a different partition).
So on a 16GB drive you should have quite a lot of space available for your personal data or other applications to be installed.

Just my 2 cents...
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Antonio

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Re: Size of Salix install?

Post by gapan » 13. Feb 2019, 07:22

You'd probably better start with a Basic installation instead of a Full one and add only the software you need on top of that. It may be a little tricky at first if you need packages for wifi.

And you should make sure that you keep your package cache clean every now and then, especially after big package downloads.

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sudo spi --clean
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Re: Size of Salix install?

Post by gapan » 13. Feb 2019, 23:47

It also wouldn't be a bad idea to add something like this in your /etc/rc.d/rc.local_shutdown:

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rm -rf /tmp/*
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