Disk Space Requirements

Randy McMurchy randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Sep 27 15:05:47 PDT 2004

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm wondering how the "Required disk space" is calculated in
> Chapter 5. Is it:
> 1) Total space used by the /tools dir and the build dir?
> or
> 2) #1 plus the tarball
> Why I ask is there seems to be a substantial difference in
> what is being reported in the book to what is actually used.
> This could cause some folks to question their installation.

I made a gross miscalculation in my initial estimates. The
difference isn't near what I thought. It's still off, but
by much less than I initially thought.


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