Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion Discussion for installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini and Vostro A90

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mini9modnoob mini9modnoob is offline
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Unhappy How do you reduce Snow Leopard Size on 8GB STEC Vostro A90? - 01-02-2010, 03:14 AM

After a week i managed to installed Snow Leopard (Retail 10.6) by installing it on a 40gb external harddrive, running monolingual and deleting and disabling hibernation it finally fit on my 8gb STEC SSD. Is there any way to free up alot of space. I am running 10.6 and originally had 1.6/ 8gb free but after installing mac office i only have 468 mb of free space. HELP

EDIT: I ran the program (WhatSize) and it is saying 3.55 GB on disk but the ssd is saying i have use 6.37 gb and have 468 MB avaliable
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Default 01-02-2010, 08:15 PM

you can free up a few hundred megs by removing the screen savers, wallpapers, text to speech voices, and any apps you feel you wont be using. Then you can add an SD card and install apps to that.

You can also use Xslimmer and it will reduce the size of most apps installed.

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Default 01-03-2010, 04:00 AM

GUIDE: Dual Boot +Slimming OSX/XP on an 8GB SSD
This post details some steps to reducing the size of OSX (ignore the parts about slimming XP and setting up dual booting).
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Default 01-07-2010, 06:25 PM

i can't wait till we can get rid of ppc all together.. no more need for xslimmer.
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Default 01-07-2010, 08:47 PM

Originally Posted by mini9modnoob View Post
I am running 10.6 and originally had 1.6/ 8gb free but after installing mac office i only have 468 mb of free space. HELP
seems like there is still the sleep image file on your hd (in case you customized you install to not install any additional languages / printers / x11 and that stuff).

my 10.6.2 install with a few small programs (quicksilver, transmission, etc..) has 4.08 gb -> 2.7 gb free.
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Default 01-09-2010, 11:19 AM

Disk Inventory X is a great tool for tracking down where your disk space is going.

The Alex voice, and printers are the big once to knock out. SleepImage seems to keep coming back under the latest NBI, so keep checking for it.
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