Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#3511 closed task (fixed)

Disk space requirements for x64

Reported by: tsg1zzn Owned by: bdubbs@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 7.6
Component: Book Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


In the book, version 7.4, chapter 2.2. Creating a New Partition it says: "A minimal system requires a partition of around 2.8 gigabytes (GB). This is enough to store all the source tarballs and compile the packages."

However, already in chapter 5 I went over that temporarily. After compiling and installing gcc for the first time, but before deleting the directory I checked the disk space and df reported 3.3 gig total, around 295 mb free.

This is on x86_64, which has larger binaries than x86.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by bdubbs@…, 9 years ago

Owner: changed from lfs-book@… to bdubbs@…
Status: newassigned

We haven't checked that for a while. IIRC, the max space was after glibc, but that may have changed. I'll check that out on my next build.

comment:2 by tsg1zzn, 9 years ago

Thank you. In chapter 5.34 after compiling the temporary system and stripping it says: "At this point, you should have at least 3 GB of free space in $LFS". So it seems like the partition needs to be well above 2.8 gb to begin with, because by then it is filled with 1 gb of files and needs 3 more gb.


comment:3 by bdubbs@…, 9 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

I bumped this up to 4G. The actual was 3.4G after gcc, but minimal should have some extra room.

Fixed at revision 10507.

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