Ubuntu – How much space does Ubuntu take up after it’s already installed


I know how much space is required to install Ubuntu.

How much space does a Ubuntu installation take up on the disk?

Best Answer

According to installation procedure 4.5 GB approximately for Desktop Edition . It varies for Server edition and net-install .

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Please refer this System Requirements for more info.

Note : On a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 - 64 bits without any Graphic or Wifi drivers took approximately 3~ GB of File system space. And i guess 4.5 GB is recommended for Updating packages , Language packs , etc and best practical reason is for Ease and Smooth Usage of System avoiding Low memory kind of situations.