I have been reading the manual a bit. The first thing I noticed that caught my eye was that the iso generally inflates to ~3Gb... yet the sys req indicates 5-6Gb. Is this due to additional repositories that MUST be d/l? I would presume patch/updates require some space.
Eventually, I would have to Burn--->USB (stick) for a better compatibility, then install to the SSD.
***EDITED: What is the actual size of the default install in X.Y Gb? ***