C.3. Disk Space Needed for Tasks
The base installation for i386 using the default 2.4 kernel,
including all standard packages, requires 573MB of disk space.
The following table lists sizes reported by aptitude for the tasks listed
in tasksel. Note that some tasks have overlapping constituents, so the
total installed size for two tasks together may be less than the total
obtained by adding up the numbers.
Note that you will need to add the sizes listed in the table to the size
of the base installation when determining the size of partitions.
Most of the size listed as “Installed size” will end up in
/usr; the size listed as “Download size”
is (temporarily) required in
||Installed size (MB)
||Download size (MB)
||Space needed to install (MB)
The Desktop task will install both the Gnome and KDE
If you install in a language other than English, tasksel
may automatically install a localization task, if one
is available for your language. Space requirements differ per language;
you should allow up to 200MB in total for download and installation.