Minimal installation

Gene C. czar at
Sun Nov 9 11:51:17 UTC 2003

On Saturday 08 November 2003 18:03, Jaroslaw Kowalski wrote:
> Hi all!
> I'm planning to install a minimal version of fedora and then manually
> (perhaps using apt to handle dependencies) remove some packages that I
> don't need. The key here is the disk usage.
> I want my install to be as small as:
> kernel
> glibc
> basic file utilities (ls, cat)
> rpm + apt
> Of course I would need all rpms that are dependent on these + anything
> required for fedora to work.
> My question is: has anyone tried it? How low can you go in terms of disk
> space used?

The RELEASE-NOTES says that a Minimal install requires 520MB of disk space ... 
do not believe it.  While this may be to amount used once the install is 
complete, the actual install requires somewhere between 600MB and 650MB.  You 
might be able to reduce this with some playing with kickstart.

Dependencies pull in lots of stuff which is not really needed.  I have seen 
some X packages and even devel packages get pulled in because of errors in 
dependencies (Requires).

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