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Procedure to Install a Linux Server

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1.5.1. Personal Desktop Installations

Most suitable for new users, the personal desktop installation will install a graphical desktop environment (the X Window System) and create a system ideal for home or desktop use.

Below are the minimum recommended disk space requirements for a personal desktop installation where only one language (such as English) will be installed.

Personal Desktop: 1.7GB

Personal Desktop choosing both GNOME and KDE: 1.8GB

If you plan to choose all package groups (for example, Office/Productivity is a group of packages), as well as select additional individual packages, you may want to allow yourself 5.0GB or more of disk space.

1.5.1.1. What a Personal Desktop Installation Will Do

If you choose automatic partitioning, a personal desktop installation will create the following partitions:

The size of the swap partition is determined by the amount of RAM in your system and the amount of space available on your hard drive. For example, if you have 128MB of RAM then the swap partition created can be 128MB – 256MB (twice your RAM), depending on how much disk space is available.

A 100MB partition mounted as /boot in which the Linux kernel and related files reside.

A root partition mounted as / in which all other files are stored (the exact size of this partition is dependent on your available disk space).

1.5.2. Workstation Installations

The workstation installation will install a graphical desktop environment and the X Window System, plus software development tools.

Below are the minimum recommended disk space requirements for a workstation installation where only one language (such as English) will be installed.

Workstation: 2.1GB

Workstation choosing both GNOME and KDE: 2.2GB

If you plan to choose all package groups (for example, Office/Productivity is a group of packages), as well as select additional individual packages, you may want to allow yourself 5.0GB or more of disk space. If you provide...

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