hard drive is full and OS X will not load

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by skodog51478, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. skodog51478 macrumors newbie

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    Can someone help me out?? Whenever I turn on my computer I get the flashing question mark. I inserted my startup CD and I was going to archive and load an older version of OS X. I then realized it would not let me proceed because I only have 385 mb left on my hard drive and I need at least 2 gb. What should I do?
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Get a live linux distro and try booting off that and deleting some files? that's all I can think of.. or maybe someone could walk you through a command line fix..
     
  3. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Do you have access to another Mac? You can start it in target mode.
     
  4. skodog51478 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will have to try the target mode tomorrow since I don't have a firewire cable here. Thanks!!
     
  5. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Just boot up holding "t" right now. If you get the little FW logo, you should be good. Tomorrow you can transfer enough stuff off it to get OSX back.
     
  6. skodog51478 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep it looks like it will work. Thanks again for your help!!:)
     

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