Requirements listed herehttp://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2031
x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
5 GB of disk space
Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
CD/DVD drive or USB port
After adding updates, doesn't Mint actually take up 8+ GB?
I previously installed Mint onto a 8gb USB, but then the Update process couldn't be completed because it "ran out of space."
On a separate note, my understanding is that if, instead of traditional installation, a person uses an installer such as UNETbootin, the USB installation is supposedly compressed, similar to a Live CD, so it won't be as large as full-size onto hard drive. Is this correct? If so, what's the minimum size required for Live USB, with some persistence, to get updates and add Chromium and Tor browsers? Thanks.