Botched Jaguar installation, took 12GB extra space

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  1. jpa777 macrumors newbie

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    Summary:

    After a botched/interrupted OS X 10.2 installation (over the existing 10.1.5 install), and then installing Jaguar OS X 10.2 successfully, the free space on my hard drive has been reduced by about 11-12 GB!!!! :( Why?? Leftover temporary files from the original botched installation? Where do I look to find these files? Can anyone let me know how to clean it all up? Thanks!


    Details:

    Yesterday, I attempted to install OS X 10.2 Jaguar on my PowerBook 667 DVI over the current 10.1.5 installation. The first attempt went horribly wrong. After answering all the installation questions, the installation started and I sat back and watched. It seemed to be going very very slow. Eventually the "time remaining" estimate increased to well over THREE HOURS. After about three hours (during which the installation was proceeding very slowly, and the CD spinning wildly - I thought my CD player would burn out and the laptop was very hot), the estimated time began to go down, until it said "about 16 minutes remaining". At this point the progress bar showed that the installation was approximately 80% done. Then everything stopped. The CD stopped spinning and everything just paused. Nothing I did could make it continue. After more than half an hour, I was forced to turn the laptop off by holding the power down until everything shut down.

    After that, even though the install CD was still in the drive, I couldn't make the computer restart, even if I pressed "C" while started the computer. I finally had to do a ctrl-option-P-R reboot and it finally booted up from the CD and took me to the installation menu again. I tried to go thru all the steps (language, readme, license, etc), but it was EXTREMELY slow. I think my CD player had just gotten too hot and wouldn't work properly.

    I decided to turn it all off and leave it overnight to cool down.

    This morning I tried it again and the install proceeded with no problems and was completed within half an hour. I only used the computer for about 5 minutes after that before I left for work, but everything seemed to be working fine.

    (Why did it take more than three hours the first time????).

    Anyway, now the free space on my hard drive has been reduced by about 11-12 GB!!!! :( Why?? Leftover temporary files from the original botched installation? Where do I look to find these files? Can anyone let me know how to clean it all up? Thanks!

    JPA
     
  2. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    why did you post the same thread twice in the same forum with a 7 minute gap?
     
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    Unless anyone else has a suggestion, here's what you should do. Back up any and all important files and programs that are irreplaceable. Reformat your hard drive and reinstall.

    This is a very odd problem, i've never heard of it occurring before. Generally burnt installers are about as bug-free as you can get... could be a hardware issue, perhaps, have you installed RAM yourself?

    pnw
     
  4. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Leave it on, not asleep, overnight, then restart in the morning. Other than that, I would recommend OmniDiskSweeper from www.omnigroup.com, combined with (unless you want to pay the Omni shareware fee) TinkerTool (go to versiontracker.com). ODS will find the files and/or directories that are taking up too much space. Then login as root and turn on invisible files in the Finder via TinkerTool. Then, after making sure the issue is something like an ungodly amount of VM storage files, and not something critical, delete the offending files. Out of curiosity, how much stuff was on the HD before you tried to install Jaguar?
     

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