Full Start-up disk


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i get messages saying Your startup disk is full, delete files. i have tried deleting some files or trying to put them in my external drive but nothing seems to change. I have a lot of photos and itunes but what else would be taking up space?
thanks, Sue

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Machine Name: PowerBook
Machine Model: PowerBook3,1
CPU Type: PowerPC 750 (83.0)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 400 MHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 320 MB
Bus Speed: 100 MHz
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Hi Sue and Welcome !

thankd for all the info, it always helps.

Can you just let us know the capacity of your Hard drive and how much space is left ?

Command & i on the hard drive icon to get the info.

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Ric
 

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Hi Rick,
HD: 5 GB, 3.94 GB free
this number doesn't seem to change when I delete something.
Thanks, Sue
 

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Hi sue,

you have plenty of free space...

I would probably try and reboot with the original OS cd (or dvd) in (hold down the c key)

then from the menu bar select Disk Utility and do a repair disk and repair permisions.

let us know if you're not sure what we mean.....

regards

Ric
 

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Hi Ric,
Do you mean original DVD that says Machintosh HD Info? Or the OSXTiger DVD?
Or? I do need more help! Thank you so much.
Sue
 

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Hi Sue,

The OS X Tiger DVD.

If you are unsure I'll post a few screen grabs tomorrow.

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Ric
 

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Hi Ric, I tried installing Tiger and it would not install because of errors. i got a message: Cannot install on OSX (13. 6 GB - 350 MB free) without changing install settings. Click options to change settings. A newer version of MACOSX is installed.
HD (5.0 GB - 3.4 GB free) this software requires 3.7 GB. you have selected to upgrade OSX on this volume.
I think I will wait and let you help me through this!
Kind regards, Sue
 

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Hi Sue,

you have me a bit worried !!!

What type of install have you tried to do ?

You weren't meant to be reinstalling, just booting from the disk and then from the menubar running disk utility...

Is all you data backed up ?

regards

Ric
 

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Hi Ric,
No, I don't have everything backed up. Now I'm worried.
Can you hold my hand through this?
Regards, Sue
 

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Hi there Sue,

do you know what version of OS X you have got on the Mac and what version disks have you got ?

When you just did the install, where did it get to ?

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Hi Ric, I have Version OS X 10.4.8. i'm sorry I don't know what version discs. The install Tiger dvd says Includes Xcode 2. I have no idea what I'm doing. Please help!
kind regards, Sue
 

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Hi Sue,

we keep missing one another...

PIcs coming tomorrow night !

regards

Ric
 

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Hi Ric, Are you able to post the pics you mentioned in your last post?
Thanks! Sue
 

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Hi Sue,

sorry for the delay...

This is what you need to do...I'll do some pics in a bit, promise.

  1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc that came with your computer, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

  2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu.

    In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.

    Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.


  3. Click the First Aid tab.

  4. Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the hard drive icon to display the names of your hard disk volumes and partitions.

  5. Select your Mac OS X volume.

  6. Click Repair. Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk.

  7. Click Repair Permissions. Disk Utility checks and repairs the file and folder permissions.

  8. Quit Disk Utility

  9. Quit the Installer

  10. Restart
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Ric
 

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Hi Ric, I get as far as step 2. Then in Disc Utility it says: select a disc, volume or image, but clicking on this doesn't do anything and there is nothing about selecting a language. It does not say Continue on this screen.

thanks, Sue
 

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Hi Sue,

can you select your disk in the left hand pane (side) ?



regards

Ric
 

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Hi Ric, i clicked Repair Disc and it did it and now it says: no repairs were necessary.
Does this mean there is some other problem?
Kind regards, Sue
 

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