On Tuesday 08 June 2004 10:38 am, Bill Moran wrote: > [Please use "reply all" to include the mailing list in subsequent > questions, I do not always have time to respond to all follow-ups.] > > dauda braimah <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hi Bill, > > thanks for that email and the prompt reply. > > > > What practical minimum size required to install > > freebsd and XP > > I have not idea how little a disk Windows XP will fit on, but I doubt > 2G will be big enough.
I agree. My WinXP directory by itself is 1.8 GB and the applications are exponential from there :). > > How much space you need for FreeBSD depends entirely on what you want > to do. If you just want to use it as an internet firewall, you can do > a minimal installation of less than a few hundred meg. If you want > to do C-language development for servers or console applications, you > could probably get away with less than 1G. If you want a full-blown > graphical interface with web browser and office suite, you're going > to need at least 10G. I am not sure that is enough. For example, just updating java-1.4, you need 1.7+ GB free. I think there are other ports that need much more. I have /usr/ports as a stand alone mount point and created a 15 GB filesystem just for the ports. It is currently running at 20% used. Kent > > > Thanks > > > > > dauda braimah <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > How do I install freebsd and another Os in a pc > > > > > > with > > > > > > > 2gigabyte hdd disk eg Window XP and freebsd. > > > > > > > > How do I format a system that has freebsd 4.5 in > > > > > > it > > > > > > Have you read the install docs?: > > > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install.h > >tml > > > > > Be sure you back up any important data before > > > starting, _especially_ if > > > you're unfamiliar with the process. > > > > > > If you hit specific questions or problems as you go, > > > don't hesitate to ask > > > the list again. -- Kent Stewart Richland, WA http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"