Disk Space Requirements: Minimal, Server, and Workstation About 10Mb for a very minimal installation, suitable for trying Linux,
and not much else.
You can fit a typical server installation, including the X Window
Systemt GUI, into 80Mb. Installing Debian GNU/Linux takes 500Mb-1GB,
including kernel source code, some space for user files, and spool
Installing a commercial distribution that has a desktop GUI
environment, commercial word processor, and front-office productivity
suite, will claim 1-1.5 GB of disk space, approximately.