Well, I would recommend _at least_ 384MB, but running two OS'es at the
same time on a computer with 0.5G RAM can be hard.
1) Memory: use the recommended base size of 384 MB?
* are there system requirements for compiling LilyPond?
* Do I need more RAM to compile the program than I would to
compile just the docs?
* I initially selected 384, but then VirtualBox warned me that
384 MB is more than 75% of all my RAM (I'm on an older
computer with only 504 MB RAM). That would've left 120 MB for
everything else and the warning said that was a bad idea. But
I didn't know what to lower it to, or if I could lower it at
all. So I changed the 384 to 200. I still don't know if it
As long as there's enough memory to run things, you're OK. Extra memory
needs will be met by using virtual memory (on the hard disk).
3) Storage type: Dynamically exapanding storage?
You can't even install the OS on 2GB. You need at least a 4GB hard
disk, but that could be tight as well. I would recommend 6GB.
5) Virtual Location Disk Size: use recommended (8 GB)?
* Does compiling LilyPond require more/less?
* What if I only want to allocate 2GB (hypothetically)?
* If I select 8GB, it'll start at the base size in expand
dynamically anyway, right? It would be good to understand
Probably want to use the recommended. 2GB may make it too tight.
I would mention, that the lilybuntu.iso is a Live CD (mounted as a
virtual CD), which must be installed to the virtual hard drive before
you can use the development tools.