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My computer doesn't really have much hard drive memory available (10 GB at most). It was a very cheap computer (Asus x205TA) , I bought it for $200. It runs on Windows 8.1 32bit on a x64 processor.

I want to learn to use Linux command line. I installed the Cygwin on my C drive and installed many many packages on them. I am also learning Ruby on Rails and Git. So I don't know how exactly this happened but I used up more than 9 GB of memory. Because of this, I deleted the Cygwin directory along with all of it subdirectories and files, thinking that I could easily download and install the Cygwin and all of its packages on my SD drive instead.

So because it might take a really long time until I see if it's going to work or not, I figured I'd ask the community if you think there is going to be any problem if I install and try to run the Linux like terminal Cygwin on my SD drive (64GB).

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  • Short answer is no, you won't have any problems.
    – DavidPostill
    Sep 20 '15 at 11:06
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I don't know of any issues, but haven't tried it myself. You might want to still put /tmp on the hard drive to reduce wear on the SD.

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    I installed everything, and its all running fine except for being kinda really slow sometimes. But im guessing that it's running from an SD card. Also, i have large packages installed on cygwin, so maybe that's another thing.
    – user499507
    Sep 23 '15 at 7:56

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