The Cookie Machine - Click here to drag window

DUMMY TEXT - Real text set in assets/js/theCookieMachine.js

Views: 2,194β€…    Votes:  3β€…    βœ… Solution
Tags: virtualbox   virtualization   gui  
Link: πŸ” See Original Answer on Ask Ubuntu πŸ”—

Title: What is the smallest file size Ubuntu VirtualBox image with a GUI?
ID: /2018/08/24/What-is-the-smallest-file-size-Ubuntu-VirtualBox-image-with-a-GUI_
Created: August 24, 2018
Upload: November 24, 2022    Layout:  post
TOC: false    Navigation:  false    Copy to clipboard:  false

Lubuntu 16.04 is probably best and needs 4 GB minimum

I asked a similar for the smallest footprint / fastest flavour of Ubuntu here: Is one distribution better for Virtualbox 5.1 inside Ubuntu 16.04?4 and the answer was Lubuntu.

I created my Lubuntu 16.04 Virtual Image at 7 GB:

Lubuntu allocated.png

With nothing of significance installed other than the base packages it’s showing 3.9 GB used and 3.5 GB available:

Lubuntu used

So I would say the minimum you could get away with is 4 GB using Lubuntu 16.04.

That said, my Ubuntu Unity 16.04.5 LTS installation with reams of applications installed and 3 kernel chains only takes up 9.8 GB. Next time around I’ll probably just go with this version and forgo the extra effort of learning new interfaces and applications such as File Manager and File Editor.

⇧ Switch between Intel/AMD GPU on 18.04 Can I run Steam as its own standalone session?  β‡©