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Join Date: Aug 2009
09-22-2009, 05:43 PM
Sounds like you ran xslimmer, monolingual et. al. during your original Leopard install, correct? Well, your reported lack of disk space gain sounds about right. Remember, Snow Leopard has no PowerPC code in the executables, so, that's where alot of the disk space freeing is coming from, which xslimmer gives/gave.
On my MBP, I gained about only 2GB when I upgraded to SL.
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Join Date: Sep 2009
09-22-2009, 06:45 PM
Installed SL and updated to 10.6.1 yesterday night on Vostro A90 with 8GB SSD. I had to modify the OSInstall.mpkg to remove the additional voices (697 MB) and one more component (200MB) not sure which one I removed (most probably oxford dictionaries or java.. I haven't cheked yet) so that the installer will not complain of insufficient disk space. I followed the guide here:
Advanced 2: Multi-Boot Configuration | Guides | OS X | mechdrew
I didn't modify the Localized.strings, because by doing so the installer was crashing. So I left out that part. I I detect that I have removed java, I will probably reinstall it by downloading it. I didn't remove any other components. After doing this and disabling the hiberantion, I see about 3.3GB free reported by OS X. Also note that QE/CI status are not reported by System Profilers in Snow Leopard (apple changed the policy). There are some links elsewhere to test whether QE/CI is enabled (check screensavers, chess, Front Row etc). Everything works except for mic and headphone. I didn't run monolingual or xslimmer.
Anyway, on 10.5.6 with other essential components removed(e.g. iTunes, iCal, DVDPlayer, MigrationAssistant, AddressBook, Automator etc) and after monolingual run, I had only 1.5 GB free. So definitely the install foot print is less compared to 10.5.x. And I have most of the essential components installed and still have 3GB free.
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