Josh (jg nospam at
Tue, 03 Mar 1998 23:56:17 -0800


How do you do it!?!?!?!?!

Please, I am pulling hair out doing install after re-install...

Same results..

20MB unit

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On 3/4/98, at 7:35 AM, Vaughan Pratt wrote:

>>100 MB would be fine, if a bit tight, for a simple system, but I'm not sure
>>about X Window. (I'm not running it). Remember that you need a swap
>>partition, which is generally supposed to be at least as big as your RAM.
>I'm running Linux on just 15MB compactflash including X-windows
>(but not gcc) and netscape 2.0 (3.0 is just a bit too big for 15MB).
>No swap but with 20MB RAM you can do a lot without swap. In addition,
>on the 4MB flash I have all of Latex that one needs to produce dvi files
>and preview them with xdvi, including all the fonts typically used in
>CS theory papers (STOC/FOCS/LICS/ICALP/...).
>>I'd be careful about assuming that you won't want to do too much with it,
>>because once it works, you just might want to do more.
>Not when you've only got 500KB free. :) You're too painfully aware of
>what you're up against. That said, I'm delighted to have freed up both
>PCMCIA slots in this way!
>>I installed Slackware.
>On 15MB it hardly matters whether you call it a Slackware subset or a
>RedHat subset, it's too small to tell much difference (but basically I'm
>using the Slackware layout, even though all my bigger toys run RedHat
>Vaughan Pratt