FC10 install,3Gb not enough

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Sun Jan 18 23:18:11 UTC 2009

Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>>> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>> OK. My first attempt to install F10 on my Asus Eee has failed with not
>>>> enough disk space. Does not supprise me, given all the crude of rpms
>>>> that has to be downloaded before expanded.
>>>> However, I also have a 4Gb SD card installed. What directory to I map
>>>> to a partition on the SD card so that all the rpms go there?
>>> I would run "yum clean all", and then copy the directory structure
>>> to your SD card. Then mount the SD card partition at /var/cache/yum.
>> Thanks, but I can't work it QUITE that way, the install failed. So 
>> there is nothing to clean. I need to map /var/cache/yum with Disk 
>> Druid as part of the install.
> Well I gave /var/cache/yum 2Gb and did not include Open Office in the 
> install, and still ran out of disk space. This time I will give it the 
> whole 3.8Gb on the SD card, but I wonder if it is really using the SD 
> card. I think I will try and mount it first on another system and see 
> what is there.....

The headers are there, but no rpms. And I can't remove the hard drive to 
see what is on it.

I am moving my swap to my SD card for this install attempt.

And I am going to have to get a larger SD card. Would be nice to get a 
larger SSD drive, but I found out that the drive is soldered in on this 
unit. Also pretty much forget about switching the memory out, you have 
to disassemble this unit to change the memory.
>>>> Then after install and updates how do I set this back to just work off
>>>> the main drive?
>>> Run "yum clean all" again, and remove the SD card mount.
>> OK.
>>>> I have set up a 1Gb swap partition and a 2.8Gb ext3 partition for / on
>>>> the main SSD drive. Trying to keep the overhead to the lowest, not
>>>> using LVM...
>>>> So where do all the rpms go? /var/<what>???
>>> /var/cache/yum/<repo>/packages
>>> The yum clean all is probably not strictly necessary, but it should
>>> help avoid any stale information when switching between storage
>>> locations. It will also give you a bit more room on the main drive.
>>> Mikkel

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