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How much space is required for a complete install of cturtle-base?

asked 2011-02-21 20:52:57 -0500

I am installing it on my beagleboard ubuntu distro. I need to know how big of an sdcard I need.

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answered 2011-02-21 23:07:44 -0500

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updated 2011-02-22 04:49:51 -0500

As far as I can recall, together with system dependencies, it would be around 1GB-1,5GB. But I cannot say exactly, maybe someone else still using cturtle (which I'm not) can tell better.

EDIT: Sorry, I missed it somehow you're installing it on a BeagleBoard. In this case I can say exactly how much you need as I'm doing the exact same thing (BB-xM).

Ubuntu 10.04 minimal needs 400MB link. I had problems installing Maverick, so I recommend Lucid. You'll need more or less 1GB-1,5GB for ROS, depending on which stacks you install. It's not ROS, but rather it's system dependencies that need more space. I have 4GB microSD's, they're just fine.

Also, read REP108. You can now install many variants of ROS depending on your needs. You do it by replacing the variant variable with the one of your choice in 1.2:

rosinstall ~/ros "http://packages.ros.org/cgi-bin/gen_rosinstall.py?rosdistro=diamondback&variant=YOURVARIANT, EG mobile&overlay=no"

Cheers, Tom

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answered 2011-02-22 04:09:13 -0500

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updated 2011-02-22 04:26:30 -0500

I would recommend using Diamondback. The debs are about 50% smaller.

Also, the answer your question a bit better:

There is no 'base' variant in Diamondback. We broke it into smaller configurations, for use cases like the one you describe. These configurations range from 193M for the 'robot' variant (robot-generic libraries) to 1.2GB (simulators, visualizers, the works).

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Yes, and the packaging granularity is better, so you probably end up with fewer stacks.
joq gravatar imagejoq ( 2011-02-22 04:19:45 -0500 )edit
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answered 2011-02-22 02:48:39 -0500

I just checked for you, using aptitude: a basic install of ros-cturtle-ros takes 1072 MB of space; ros-cturtle-base, which includes ros-cturtle-ros, needs 4231 MB.

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