I am looking to use VMware converter to make a virtual machine of my windows install so I can use it within linux without restarting. Does anyone know how much space the virtual machine image will take up on a disk? I looked on the vmware converter faqs but couldn't find any info. I want to buy a usb stick to hold the image. I realize that it will depend on size of the drive in use, but how much will it compress the drive for the vm image? Thanks to anyone who has info.