[Mageia-discuss] Minimal package number at first install

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 23:28:21 CEST 2011

Op donderdag 01 september 2011 20:06:36 schreef Olav Vitters:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 09:06:05PM +0200, Xuo wrote:
> > I've just installed mageia-1 with the minimal number of packages
> > (without urpmi) as it is possible to select during install.
> Could purely for of my curiosity, what do you use Mageia for that you
> want as little disk space usage as possible?

I personally have 2(3) goals with this:
 - fit on 256MB flash (for work)
 - use it as server minimal install template for virtual machines in a 
dedicated setup.
 - i used to think about a PXE solution where i put the whole system in an 
initrd structure, so that it would have it's basesystem directly loaded into 
memory, but it seems PXE always uses slow network transfer rates...

 - having less packages means also faster install time.

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