From: Conor Daly (conor.daly at domain oceanfree.net)
Date: Wed 06 Jun 2001 - 22:23:51 IST
On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 05:18:49PM +0100 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Declan Grady thought:
> I (foolishly) split my 540meg disk into 400 meg and 140meg partitions,
> thinking I was being "wise" leaving a swap partition.
> Then, I made 2 attempts to install redhat - The first time, I picked the
> invididual progs I wanted in (which was hardly anything for a firewall), but
> by the time the dependencies were sorted out by the installer, I was 6 megs
> short of space !!
> Ok, I thought... and started again, but didnt pick individual progs this
> time .. same problem .. 6 megs too small !
> How do I go about finding out what I actually need for a firewall, or shoudl
> I just abandon redhat, and go for smoothwall ? (I did download that iso
> today, just in case !)
I have one in 150Mb. I can't remember what exactly I installed but I did
have to fight the installer to get it all to fit on a 219Mb root partition and
28Mb swap. Install the absolute minimum. No development tools (You don't want
them on a firewall anyhow), no kernel source, no kernel headers, no X, no emacs,
no ftp, no telnet, no nothing. All you need is a kernel, networking and vi to
edit the scripts.
rpm -qa gives me 148 packages in total plus diald which didn't come as an
rpm and there's probably stuff there I don't need. Custom kernels get
compiled on another box and carried across using scp.
-- Conor Daly <conor.daly at domain oceanfree.net> Domestic Sysadmin :-) --------------------- Faenor.cod.ie 6:32pm up 18 days, 6:40, 0 users, load average: 0.09, 0.08, 0.06 Hobbiton.cod.ie 6:39pm up 17 days, 7:40, 2 users, load average: 0.08, 0.11, 0.04
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