How to doc available?
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Mon Jul 27 23:26:16 UTC 2009
2009/7/27 Mikel King <mikel.king at olivent.com>:
> Anyone know of a good tutorial for making a system on a USB key in limited
> space? I have a project that requires enough of running system with lighttpd
> and php5 to do some network magick. I would like to keep the thing below
> 512MB but if that is not feasible then I'll shoot for whatever the smallest
> I can get away with.
> Thanks, in advance.
I'm going to try to answer your question rather than tell you you're
wrong. It's possible, and not difficult.
Option 1) I'm pretty sure a default install of FreeBSD covers a little
less than 640 MB; have you just tried that?
[chris at amnesiac]/usr% df -h /
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/ad0s1a 421M 203M 185M 52% /
[chris at amnesiac]/usr% du -hc /boot/xboxkern.0/
[chris at amnesiac]/usr% du -hc bin include lib sbin share games libdata
[chris at amnesiac]/usr%
So, excluding /usr/share/doc, and /boot/xboxkern.0 (a leftover from
when amnesiac was an xbox), my install with no ports etc is
~203-112=91MB for /, 428-292=136MB for /usr, plus /var and /tmp (both
minimal if properly managed and trimmed) makes <~250 MB; way less than
the 500 MB specified. You could probably even install Apache on that!
If I've missed anything glaringly obvious, please correct me someone....
Option 2) Try http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/articles/nanobsd/index.html
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