Originally asked on One Hundred Paper Cuts Answers thread
On the official site: http://www.ubuntu.com/netbook/get-ubuntu/download
The instructions for creating a bootable USB key for installing Ubuntu Netbook Remix include a line saying:
"Insert a USB stick with at least 2GB of free space"
I recently installed UNR on a netbook -- in fact, the one I'm using right now -- and I went ahead despite only having a 1GB USB key on hand. Everything went smoothly and installed 100% correctly.
If I had waited to go out and buy a 2GB USB key I would have spent that money unnecessarily and wouldn't have been able to use the computer in the meantime.
I was wondering if there's a specific rationale for requiring a 2GB USB key, or if the instructions could be changed to indicate that it can be done with only 1GB.