Minimum system requirements for Xubuntu (...)
- 5 GB of disk space
- With Lubuntu, you can use computers with even less memory.
I read the above as Xubuntu and Lubuntu both requiring a minimum of 5 GB free disk space. For argument's sake, let's say the free disk space requirement were indeed 5 GB for the regular, non-virtual installation of Lubuntu.
- Would a virtual installation (e.g. in VMWare, VirtualBox, Xen) then necessarily require 5 GB of real, physical space, too?
Back in the day, I worked a little with MS Windoze Virtual PC, but don't recall the "conversion factor" of virtual to physical disk space; but I'm pretty sure it's not "unity" ;) ... but please do correct me if I'm wrong !!
ps: Futher, I'm aware of two installation methods: standard and alternate, the latter designed especially for systems short of memory (RAM). I didn't yet check the exact options the alternate installer would offer, e.g. selecting which programs not to install, thus reducing the free disk space requirement.