Minimal Harddrive space for Tiger (Question for long time OSX fans)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by FSMBP, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. FSMBP macrumors 68020

    FSMBP

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    I wanted some answers from experience...

    I'm installing Tiger on a partition, what is the minimal space I allocate for it? My files will be run with an external HD. Would Tiger run well with 20GB after installation?

    Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    20GB is more than enough, I ran Tiger and many applications and user files on my iBook G4 with a 27GB HDD. 10 to 12 GB should more than suffice, and if you de-select the languages and printer drivers during installation you might end up with a 7GB installation.
     
  3. FSMBP thread starter macrumors 68020

    FSMBP

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    Thanks for the quick response spinnerlys!

    I'm going to partition off 25GB then and have a bare install (no languages/drivers).
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Actually, Tiger needs only ~2GB in an utterly minimal install - no printer drivers, language translations, or extra stuff like X11. It's Leopard that takes up 7GB in a minimal install.
     
  5. FSMBP thread starter macrumors 68020

    FSMBP

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    Installed up and running!!

    I partitioned 24GBs and have 18GBa available. It's running smooth - no complaints.

    I put it my MacBook Pro for nostalgic purposes. I'm dual boating Snow Leopard and Tiger.

    Thanks again for both your help!
     

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