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    can i install mint on a 2gb disk on key?


    Hi
    can i install mint on a 2gb disk on key?
    (not as "live usb" but as a full install)
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
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    can i install mint on a 2gb disk on key?
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    I seriously doubt that would be enough space for a full release of Linux Mint, but you could always try it and see what happens. If it were to fit, there'd certainly be no room left for any expansion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
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    I seriously doubt that would be enough space for a full release of Linux Mint, but you could always try it and see what happens. If it were to fit, there'd certainly be no room left for any expansion.
    but the iso is just 1Gb for the full 12 version no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
    but the iso is just 1Gb for the full 12 version no?
    The size of an ISO file will generally be much smaller than the size of the system that is installed from it. Again though, you could always try it and see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JekylHyde View Post
    but the iso is just 1Gb for the full 12 version no?
    For the DVD, that's true. But that's before files are uncompressed.
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    Just run it live with persistence. I did that with Ubuntu 11.10 to test it out to see what the fuss was about. It will save changes like a install and not take up as much room as a full install. You won't get much save space on a 2gig drive though. I think Ubuntu (CD download, not DVD) left me about 600MB on a 2 gig pendrive with persistence. I blew it away later though. Was not my cup of tea.
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    When you begin the installation of Linux Mint 12 and get to the Preparing to Install Linux Mint screen, it will tell you that 3.5GB are needed.
    Depends on the desktop version you use.

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