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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by harveylong26, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. harveylong26 macrumors newbie

    harveylong26

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    #1
    Ive got a 2006 macbook 13".
    Its almost full on disk space but theres nothing on the computer. How do I get rid of some used space?
    Also is there a way to put ubuntu on this mac?
    https://www.ifixit.com/info/ID-your-Mac/382
    This is my mac. Thanks :D
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the storage tab is about, this may help explain: For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply: Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question: Freeing up drive space in Mac OS X
     
  3. harveylong26 thread starter macrumors newbie

    harveylong26

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    The biggest file I have on my computer was a folder with 13gb worth of stuff in, The rest is taken. 90gb used and 26gb free. Any suggestions?:eek:
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #4
    Did you try the apps I suggested?
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #5
    Run the command below in Terminal and post the results here so we can take a look. You will be asked for your password and it takes a couple minutes to complete. The command will list all the base folder and the size in GB.

    Code:
    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /
    Yes you can run Ubuntu on your Mac. Take a look at this.
     
  6. harveylong26 thread starter macrumors newbie

    harveylong26

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    #6
    Yes, It seems my HDD is actually corrupt and needs repairing. I dont have the disk. What should I do?
     

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