897412 wrote:Unless your disk is less than 10GB in size I'd just ignore the difference.
I've noticed that the "recommeneded" and "minimum" requirements differ depending on whether the live media is booted from DVD or USB.
From DVD: Recommended = 8G, Minimum = 6G
From USB: Recommended = 7G, Minimum = 5G
Don't know whether there's a real reason for the difference, or if it's just a typo.
Alan_Solaris_RE wrote:Right. How much you add afterwards, how you configure swap, etc... will all determine the actual footprint that it takes up on the disk. Since Solaris 11 is generally a pretty quick install you could just do a default install on both and then use df -h or du -sh / to figure out how much space it's taking up. Maybe one image holds more than the other. Personally I don't know.
We are talking about harddisk space, not RAM (is that what you were thinking?). What I think the other Alan is saying is that the diskspace used after installation can vary, based on how many boot environments (BE) you want to keep and how much software you want to install after the basic installation is complete.