FileVault issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TrenchMouth, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. TrenchMouth macrumors 6502

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    Long Story / short =

    I have a new job, I like it, I get to use my Mac at work, I would like to use FileVault to protect my stuff as my computer is more public now (always connected, admired by fellow co workers because it is a Mac :cool: )

    so, today i went to activate FileVault and i got this:
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    that cant be right. i have a 40GB harddrive...

    so, wtf?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    I believe FileVault eats up a bit of space when you first turn it on, to encrypt. Looks like you're about four gigabytes short of the space that FileVault needs to set aside for it to do work. I know after FileVault is finished it releases all that space it annexed.

    How much of your disk have you used so far? Are there any items that you can take off the hard drive and place in an external drive/other computer to free up some space?

    A good candidate would be your Music Library.
     
  4. TrenchMouth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is pretty crucial isnt it? Oops

    I have 6GB of free space.
     
  5. TrenchMouth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think you are right, it is probably the Music Library that is taking up all the space.
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Where does it say 4000 GB? It's an iBook with a 40 GB hard drive.
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Look at the screen dump in the OP....
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Ouch... I thought that was in MegaBytes.
     
  10. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    It is an odd bug... unless TrenchMouth actually has a 4TB drive, all of which is filled with his home folder, it appears that maybe, just maybe, FV is messed up.

    I've heard nothing but bad things about FV. I recommend simply creating encrypted disk images for those items you most want to keep secret.
     
  11. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    I totally missed that it said GB instead of MB! There's something wrong with that.
     
  12. TrenchMouth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the help.

    I worked around it by moving my music folder to my external, turning on filevault and then moving everything back. worked like a charm.

    very interesting problem though.

    EDIT: btw, the link to the other forum provided links to another forum with links to the answer. So, in an attempt to skip the middle man, here is the best explination that i have found so far:

    (taken from MacZealots, http://maczealots.com/tutorials/security/3/)

    It's weird, but that's the way it is.
     
  13. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Yeah like I said, there have been other threads with this problem.

    Sorry about not pasting the actual link and making you find it TrenchMouth, but I have this disease that forbids me sometimes from going the extra mile. It's called Laziness and I pray for a cure ;)
     

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