I'm planning to install a variety of Linux distributions on VMware Player to get more experience with Linux (I've only used Fedora back in university). I'm starting with Debian 6.0.5 Squeeze, and have already downloaded the small CD i386 netinst image.
In the new virtual machine wizard, it's asking me for the maximum disk size of the image. It says that the recommended size for Debian 6 is 8 GB. However, I'm trying to figure out what is the absolute minimal size that I can get away with, since I'm only testing it out with very few software installations (mainly testing web server applications).
UPDATE: After allocating 5 GB disk space this is the output of df :
df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 4.7G 3.5G 958M 79% / tmpfs 252M 0 252M 0% /lib/init/rw udev 247M 188K 247M 1% /dev tmpfs 252M 0 252M 0% /dev/shm