[lug] Partitioning for 500mb installation

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Sat Nov 13 01:43:15 MST 1999

On Sat, Nov 13, 1999 at 01:40:12AM -0700, Trey Beck wrote:
>I'm trying to install red hat 6.0 on a 486/66 with a 500 mb hard drive for
>use as a firewall/router. What partioning scheme should I use? Is there a
>way to find out the minimum packages that I need to install?

I'd suggest 20MB for swap, and the rest in /.  You will need swap for
the install, but probably won't need it for normal running.

As far as minimum packages, you probably should just go through the list
from "rpm -qa | sort" and any that you don't think you'll need, just
nuke.  You probably won't want compilers, sources (even kernel), and
X on there, for example.

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