135GB out of 160GB left after Leopard install

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  1. jneckert macrumors member

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    Can anyone tell me why Leopard uses so much space? I have Leopard installed on a new Macbook Pro. After a erase and install there are 135 GB left. Before Leopard was installed the hard drive capacity was about 149GB. I did not install Garageband, trial software or printer drivers and language files. What can I do to get some of the hard drive space back? Thanks.
     
  2. jneckert thread starter macrumors member

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    Does Leopard use 14GB of hard drive for anyone else? If not, what can I remove to get some space back?
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Part of it is what the installed OS, software etc. takes up. Part of it is because the Gb reported by the OS is different from the Gb listed in the specifications -- read this MR Guide to Hard Drive Size Discrepancy
     
  4. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Essentially you would remove the Language Pack with DeLocalizer first. Then xslimmer pays for itself from there and I've used it on Tiger and Leopard for one purchase.
     
  5. jneckert thread starter macrumors member

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    I thought that I disabled the language pack during the install but not sure. I read that Leopard should take approx. 9GB so I can't figure out why I was at 14GB after the erase and install.
     
  6. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    depending on the options it can be as little as 6GB.
     
  7. jneckert thread starter macrumors member

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    I've heard of WhatSize...would this be helpful?
     
  8. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    it will help you visualise where the space is being taken up.

    Did you install iLife?
     
  9. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    160GB x 0.93 (7% conversion as described in link) = 148.8GB

    148.8GB - 9GB Leopard Install = 139.8GB
     
  10. jneckert thread starter macrumors member

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    That part I get. The 160GB drive had 149GB capacity when I bought it. However, it is the 14GB of space that the Leopard install took that concerns me. After the install I was down to 135 GB.
     
  11. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    indeed. Deleting useless crap makes me happy. :)
     
  12. jneckert thread starter macrumors member

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  13. jneckert thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, but I did not install Garageband or the trial software.
     

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