Thks Phillpower2 for your thoughts / info on the required amount of HDD disc space required.
Also thks for your post FreeBooter..
But Forgive me if I am still a bit confused. or if there is still a bit of misunderstanding between the / my situation.
When I was advised by another suggested Computer expert or adviser. IF I recall... initially they mentioned about increasing the size of the HDD if I recall. or maybe adding more RAM.
To be honest with you at the moment I am not exactly sure with trying to recheck in more details exactly what they described.
But at the time , I said that IF I could get away without doing that... I got the impression that it would still be possible to install it... ie the Linux Bootdisc via the Dvd disc drive and to be using it just as a Boot disc form to allow me to use some basic linux function and also access the internet.
AS FAR as I understand it.... I WAS NOT doing a FULL LINUX Intstall onto my Laptop machine.... (Which I was trying to install Linux in Full... that full file would be 15 GBs)
and I assume the space required would be more to allow it to load...
I WAS ONLY installing or loading it as a boot disc only and as I thought I understood.... THAT ONLY would be 1.8 GBS or require a gb or few extra GBs to allow to load.
JUST HOW much I was not exactly sure and I dont think I got a proper answer when I tried to ask the other adviser....BUT far as I THOUGHT I understood ...
THEY had seemed to indicate that they thought that I should had still been able to load it.... I ASSUME with just an extra 1 to 2 GBs free space.
NOW whether that was as HDD or RAM.... requireing a few extra GBs free space... I am NOT totally sure.... (OR Maybe both)
and as I said... My disc was nearly Full at the time and only had about 2 GBs free HDD space as far as I understood.
IN which I then realised Id need some more disc space, so I deleted just 1 GBs of files of my HDD to allow it to have a total of 3 GBs free space ..
and then as I said... I was led to believe that I was just loading the dvd disc as a bootdisc only which was JUST under 2 GBs. (1.8 GBs as far as I recall )
I DID not realise that I may need an extra 20 / 25 % free space to allow Windows to operate in order to do this. in the way that Phillpower2 suggests...
I THINK my HDD in total was somewhere between 55 to 60 GBs... and maybe at the time upto as much as 50 to 58GBs full
TO me it was seem a LOT for me to have to remove 20 to 25% of my Files disc to be able just load the Linux Bootdisc ...from say a 60 GBs HDD..
Id have to remove maybe a totall of upto 15 GBs...
To loose or remove all those files would seem a lot and quite a large requirement... Which Id hope that I would Not be required to do...
I DONT FULLY understand the diff between RAM and HDD in terms space requirements to be able to load the LINUX BOOT DISC DVD....for Boot purposes only and NOT a Full install..of 15 GBs.
BUT Freebooter seems to maybe indicate differently as he indicates just upto having 4 GBs requirement (BUT suggested as RAM)
I assume his ref to 20GBs (100 Reccommended would only be required if I was doing a FULL installation of LInux which as I was led to beleiev that I dont need to do...)
SO there seems maybe still some confusion and uncertainty here...still ! ........at least on my part...!
PS I just checked my C Drive size and to my surprise it saying it only shows 55 GBs and that it has 10 GBs free space.
I AM SORRY to say that I may had got my facts wrong on this Laptop and spacewise was getting mixed up with my OLD laptops HD nearly being totally full up and only having had 2 GBs of free space when I removed the extra 1 GBs of files to make it have a total free space of 3 GBs...
I think that old laptop was an 80 GB size HD... APOLOGIEs if Got my initial facts wrong
where as the one That I need to refer to and require help with that I have broke my dvd drive on is only showing as I say as being 55 GBs HD ...
That as I also say does show as having 10 GBs free space...
I WOULD Hope that is sufficient just to load the Linux DVD as a Boot only at just under 2 Gbs..
Edited by dowsp, 30 August 2023 - 05:24 PM.