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Installation Demands More Than 4GB Disk Space. (SOLVED)
« on: June 24, 2014, 04:49:33 pm »
When it came time to install P5 onto my eeePC701 I bumped into the usual problem which stated I needed more than 4GB disk space.....not a big ask these days but the eeePC701 has only 4GB.

I see that Peppermint is probably going to grow and that perhaps I really should look for something more 'cloudy' like Jolidrive...or even smaller minded systems like Slitaz and Tiny Core.....even a Puppy with a 'frugal' install.

P5 works fine on the other PCs and I extend my thanks and appreciation!
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Re: Installation Demands More Than 4GB Disk Space.
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 06:23:12 pm »
If your BIOS supports booting from USB you might consider installing Peppermint to a USB stick.  That would allow you to boot Peppermint on your eeepc and virtually any other computer that allows booting from USB devices. 
You can create the stick with usb-creator-gtk which you'll find in the repositories (synaptic, if you prefer).   Check the boot options in your BIOS.
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Re: Installation Demands More Than 4GB Disk Space.
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 02:08:57 am »
Peppermint will install in WAY less than 4GB .. this is an arbitrary disk space requirement imposed by Ubuntu's Ubiquity installer .. and aimed more for an Ubuntu installation than a Peppermint one.

It can however be changed :)

Boot to the Peppermint 5 LiveCD/LiveUSB and select "Try Peppermint (NOT Install Peppermint) .. when you're at the live session desktop open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:
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sudo gedit /usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/misc.pywhen that file opens, go to line 859 and change it from

min_disk_size = size *2  # fudge factor

to

min_disk_size = size * 1.6  # fudge factor

SAVE the file.

Now use the desktop "Install Peppermint" icon to launch the installer

Ubiquity will now only state the Minimum required disk space requirement to be 3.6GB



Source = the old forum:
http://peppermintos.net/viewtopic.php?p=27987#p27987
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Re: Installation Demands More Than 4GB Disk Space.
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 07:53:09 pm »
Many thanks.....that sorts out that 'roadblock'.

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Re: Installation Demands More Than 4GB Disk Space.
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2014, 02:50:08 pm »
You're welcome .. please don't forget to mark the topic (SOLVED)

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Re: Installation Demands More Than 4GB Disk Space.(Solved)
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2014, 11:16:37 pm »
.......marked as solved? :-\

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Re: Installation Demands More Than 4GB Disk Space.
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 03:38:22 am »
I've installed pepperment 5 on 3 asus 4G surfs without issue.  It's like a mini chromebook.   I've also installed pepperment 1 on the 2G Surf.  Peppermint is my favorite netbook linux distribution

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Re: Installation Demands More Than 4GB Disk Space.(Solved)
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2014, 04:17:26 am »
.......marked as solved? :-\

Sorry I should have explained .. to mark a topic as (SOLVED) you have to edit the FIRST posting in your topic (not the last) otherwise it doesn't get changed in the board indexes (indices ?).

I'll do this one for you :)
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Re: Installation Demands More Than 4GB Disk Space.(Solved)
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2014, 04:16:13 pm »
.......marked as solved? :-\

Sorry I should have explained .. to mark a topic as (SOLVED) you have to edit the FIRST posting in your topic (not the last) otherwise it doesn't get changed in the board indexes (indices ?).

I'll do this one for you :)

.....thanks, now can you tell me how to get rid of your message....I have read it but, like the cat, it keeps coming back!  oops, I stumbled on the solution, all is good!
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Re: Installation Demands More Than 4GB Disk Space.
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2014, 04:33:13 pm »
I've installed pepperment 5 on 3 asus 4G surfs without issue.  It's like a mini chromebook.   I've also installed pepperment 1 on the 2G Surf.  Peppermint is my favorite netbook linux distribution

...good stuff, I'm glad to see other people are still using eee's........mine goes everywhere with me.  I have tried other OS's especially to try running in RAM but It doesn't seem to make any appreaciable effect so I am happy to stick with Peppermint. I have got Puppy Carolite on the other SSD which is pretty good and worth a look.