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The_Bell The_Bell is offline
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Default how much size is the default ubuntu installation? - 12-22-2008, 05:34 PM

Hi people,

I'm seriously thinking about buying a mini 9 soon. The problem is that Dell retards from Spain only allow you to buy it with a 8Gb SSD disc and Ubuntu, no 16 Gb nor Windows XP version.

My question is, how much HD space takes the default mini ubuntu installation? To see how much space left I'll have. I know I'll have to buy either a new SSD disk or some king of external storage like a USB drive or a memory card, but just to know how much space I'll have left after the linux installation.

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Default Re: how much size is the default ubuntu installation? - 12-22-2008, 06:19 PM

After a restore, my mini uses about 3.2gb of the SSD.

For 4gb SSD's, this leaves about 600mb of space. :shock:
For 8gb SSD's, you've got a bit more slack for your personal files and media...

Hope this helps.

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Default Re: how much size is the default ubuntu installation? - 12-23-2008, 08:10 AM

I've checked that almost 1 GB of this are the help files of the installed programs. Is there a way to remove those help files without worries?
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