ibook G4- need help with installation/space issues

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ramdog, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. ramdog macrumors newbie

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    I have an ibook G4 and my computer was acting very slow so I re-installed OS X. Although it looks as though everything has been erased (i had a lot of music) a sign comes up everytime I try to put pictures or music (or anything rather) onto my computer telling me my disk space is full, and when I look to find old space remnants i cannot find anything. I no long have the installation disks to try re-wiping out everything and starting all over. What can I do?
     
  2. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    First try checking the disk space and configs in Disk Utility! Then repair permissions!
     
  3. ramdog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What next?

    I have done disk repair, and I have also erased space. It says I am using all 37.1 GB of space available, however I have nothing- no pictures, no music, no saved data downloaded etc. What should I do next?
     
  4. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    Did you perhaps do an archive and install, I've never personally done one, but its the only thing that comes to mind.
     
  5. ramdog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I w/out discs?

    I'm not seeing how to do an archive/install w/out the installation disks. How do I do this w/out them?
     
  6. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    No.... he's saying if you performed an archive and install in which all your data from the previous Mac OS X is archived and trashed in a folder on your HDD with the new install!
     

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