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Diamondback install size

asked 2011-02-28 19:16:51 -0500

Homer Manalo gravatar image

How big is the full installation? I currently have <5GB of free space on my root partition (the cturtle on my system is about 3.9GB). Is it safe to mount the /opt folder to another partition?

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answered 2011-03-01 02:37:28 -0500

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There is no "full" installation of ROS as ROS supports many different types of robots. It sounds like you installed the "pr2all" version of ROS C Turtle, which comes with many PR2-specific capabilities.

In Diamondback, we have tried to streamline the stacks that you get when you install. The packages themselves are also about half their size in C Turtle.

The following are the sizes of some recommended installs:

442MB ros-diamondback-desktop
1.1GB ros-diamondback-desktop-full

NOTE: you have to install drivers separately.

If you need to use arm navigation, which is still experimental, it will add about 500MB to your installation.

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How large is the download size compared to the unpacked size? Once in a while I run into problems where I cannot even download all of the updates at once because I have so little free space on the robot.
Eric Perko gravatar imageEric Perko ( 2011-03-01 03:54:00 -0500 )edit
If I interpret apt-get correctly, the download size is about 25%
kwc gravatar imagekwc ( 2011-03-01 07:12:49 -0500 )edit
What I mean by "full" installation is really the desktop-full install, and btw I installed the cturtle-base. Is that 1.1GB already built?
Homer Manalo gravatar imageHomer Manalo ( 2011-03-01 11:38:31 -0500 )edit
Yes, those are binary packages.
joq gravatar imagejoq ( 2011-03-01 13:32:41 -0500 )edit
What about mounting /opt to another partition? Is it safe (not running any ros commands)? I'm also not sure what my options should be on the fstab.
Homer Manalo gravatar imageHomer Manalo ( 2011-03-01 14:47:07 -0500 )edit
Looks like a nodev option is fine. roscore is running fine and I have launched a couple of nodes.
Homer Manalo gravatar imageHomer Manalo ( 2011-03-01 15:48:52 -0500 )edit

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