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Default Partition: Free space less than available space - 11-07-2009, 06:42 PM

Hi all,

I have a Mini 9 with a 16Gb SSD. It already had OSX 10.5.6 but as I was upgrading to Snow Leopard (using NetBookMaker), I thought I would erase the disk and do a clean install.

Using Disk Utility, I followed the NetBookMaker instructions and partitioned (wth 1 partition) the SSD - now it is showing the available space as 15 odd Gb but free space as 9Gb !! Why is the free space so much less than the reported available space with ony 1 partition ?

Please help as this has now halted my fresh install as I would like to fix it first.

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Default 11-09-2009, 04:08 PM

I thought I would post an update.

After a couple of hours of searching for an answer with no luck, I decided to continue with the installation.

Once Snow Leopard was installed, it showed that the install took approx. 6Gb and I had approx 10Gb free - hooray

I have no idea why Disk Utility was incorrectly reporting teh free space
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Default 11-09-2009, 07:02 PM

I don't have any insight about the glitch, but I'm glad your disk space came back.

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Default 11-09-2009, 07:33 PM

Saw this as well when I did my SL upgrade and while helping a friend do his first Hackintosh. Like you, I ignored it and all was fine.

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