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Do you know how much free disk space I need to run an Ubuntu Live CD?

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Uhhh, to run a LiveCD you don't need any space, the whole point is to run it from CD.

If you mean to install it on the other hand, check out the Ubuntu Recommended System Specifications

  • 1 GHz CPU (x86 processor (Pentium 4 or better))
  • 1 GiB RAM (system memory)
  • 15 GB of hard-drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive but see LiveCD for an alternative approach)
  • 800 by 600 screen resolution
  • Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media

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ok so I dont need any free space to run ubuntu from live CD is this correct ? –  user36307 Oct 29 '11 at 14:42
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Technically you don't even need a hard drive in the machine to be able to run a LiveCD, just a CD or DVD reader. If you change anything and want the data to be persistent across reboots then you either need to install to hard drive or to a USB pen drive. –  Mokubai Oct 29 '11 at 14:45

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