[tex-live] I encounter a problem because texlive is kind of too large for my Ubuntu system in VMWare

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun Feb 21 12:06:51 CET 2016

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> TeX Live 2014 requires 5.2 GB on Linux.  If Windows needs much more
> disk space, it's very likely that data blocks are larger than on
> Linux.
> Which file system are you using, FAT or NTFS?  AFAIK the size of data
> blocks is 4 kB on NTFS by default (same as on Linux) but on FAT file
> systems it depends on the size of the disk and large blocks are quite
> common.
> Is it possible to spot the size of data blocks on your system somehow?

Mea culpa -- the figures I reported previously were for the whole of
D:\TeX\Live; they should have been restricted to D:\TeX\Live\2014. The
corrected figures are as follows :

	32453 Directories
	132775 Files
	4 780 224 567 bytes

Cluster size is 4096 ("4096 bytes in each allocation unit")

** Phil.

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