I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a Virtual Machine from a disc that has the OS on it. However whenever I attempt to install Ubuntu onto the Virtual Machine, I get the following:

"You need at least 8.6 GB disk space to install Ubuntu.

This computer only has 8.6 GB."

I have 10,000MB of base memory on the Virtual Machine, so what is the problem here? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Recommended base memory is about 4000MB as seen in VIrtualBox. Why is yours 10000MB? – George Udosen Jan 28 '17 at 18:40
  • @George I had it at 4000 previously, but I changed it when I encountered this issue. Should I put it back at 4000? – Up_Left Jan 28 '17 at 18:41
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    The message is about disk space, not memory. Have you defined a big enough virtual disk? – Jean-Marie Jan 28 '17 at 18:58

The error is about disk space of your virtual disk. Delete the currrent virtual disk (vdi ?) inside your Virtual Machine settings, create a new one, and give it more space, for example 20 Gb of disk space.

The virtual RAM has nothing to do with this, but for completeness : Recommended base memory depends on how much RAM your machine has. e.g. when your computer would have 2 Gb RAM total, it would be tricky to give a Virtual Machine more than 1.5 Gb RAM.


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