Lion Crashes MBP with low GB capacity?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jumbb, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. jumbb macrumors regular

    May 1, 2010
    I bought a 13'' MBP 2 years ago, it had 150GB when new, and when I upgraded to Lion everything seemed perfect, 4 months after I upgraded (3 weeks ago) my mac started crashing constantly until it froze in the initial white screen with the apple logo and would not go on.
    I had to take it for a reset and now I have snow leopard again, as before. The guy that ''fixed'' it said it was because Lion needed much more capacity than 100gb and it slowed my mac down...he was not an apple technician since there's not a genius bar in my town, so I don't know if it's true. It doesn't seem right that I won't be able to upgrade to future OS X...
    Is it true? Should I install it now that I have full 150GB and buy an external hard drive?
    Thanks for your help!
  2. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    Did you ask this "genius" why your mac ran fine for all those months with Lion on it?

    Your drive was probably filling up - nothing to do with Lion as Snow Leopard needs some free space as well.
  3. jumbb thread starter macrumors regular

    May 1, 2010
    Great! I guess I'll intsall it then...I really liked it!
  4. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010
    "Some free space" is still nowhere close to 100GB. I have about 8GB free on my snow leopard partition and it runs just fine.
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Your boot partition should have no less than 10% of its capacity available as free space. For 100 GB of a hard drive to be an issue, it would have to be a 1 TB drive. The technician was full of it.
  6. jumbb thread starter macrumors regular

    May 1, 2010
    He WAS full of it! I was getting worried! :eek: do you have any idea why it could've crashed? It happened two weeks before and my mac started up after three hours, so I was able to save some of my files before it happened again, and this time it didn't start up at all, just froze in the white screen... :confused:

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