[ILUG] laptop slimdown...
wesley at blackstar.co.uk
Mon May 29 14:05:38 IST 2000
On Tue, May 23, 2000 at 06:35:42PM +0100, kevin lyda wrote:
> 1) install the bare minimum.
I find that debian's minimal install is really, really tiny.
As you find you need stuff, you apt-get it. Having a debian
mirror handy helps, though...
> 6) use tune2fs -r to reduce the # of reserved blocks (there's a
> performance hit once you pass a certain point, so be careful).
Most oses are very quick to use 4kB blocksizes on partitions with
non-trivial sizes. This is usually a good thing (it's quicker in
(almost?) every respect) but costs you a little bit of disk space.
Use a separate console window at install time and make them yourself
with 1kB blocks.
> the biggest problem with this: upgrades suck.
Install debian. :-) :-)
Great tips, btw - thanks.
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