[Grml] Re: [grml-bugs] bug#25: Wish lists for enhancing the grml configuration system

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Sat Apr 28 19:59:30 CEST 2007

* - Tong - <mlist4suntong at yahoo.com> [20070427 15:15]:
> On Sun, 22 Apr 2007 12:17:17 +0200, Michael Prokop wrote:

> > So it would become:

> > | config.d  =>   restore all tbz. files from directory /cdrom/config.d/

> Thinking into the future, after this is done, if I want to exclude
> the /var/lib/dpkg/ from the CD and put it as
> /cdrom/config.d/00var.lib.dpkg.tbz, is it a good idea?


> The reason that I want to do it is that, the /var/lib/dpkg/
> directory alone is about 80~90M, which is rather expensive for the
> 50M grml-small. However, if I do that, I am worry about the memory
> limitation, because grml don't mount any swap partitions by
> default, what if I need to run such configured grml on a 128M
> memory PC?

Mainly only overlay files (deriving from unionfs-feature) affect
memory usage (unless you use the toram feature of course), so as
long as you don't touch/modify the files it does not hurt.

grml-small works with >=32 MB of RAM, though 128M or more are
recommended of course.

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