need urgent help-incomplete deletion free space

Discussion in 'iMac' started by omtatsat, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. omtatsat macrumors member

    omtatsat

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    #1
    I was trying to delete free space using disk utility program and unfortunately it was broken off just before it ended. Now I cannot get my computer to boot up as the amount of free space is now only 200 MB. I need to delete the Temporary file that was created with the use of Terminal from the Install Disk but I dont know how to locate the file or what to type there. Urgent help please? Thanks
     
  2. Satori macrumors 6502a

    Satori

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    You could run a program like Disk Inventory X, WhatSize, OmniDiskSweeper and/or GrandPerspective from a USB when you start up from the install disk. That should help you identify the huge temp file that is clogging up and then delete if from the terminal.

    If you want to go with just the terminal then you need the df and du tools to find the file you are looking for.
     
  3. omtatsat thread starter macrumors member

    omtatsat

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    #3
    had to reinstall. Found no satisfactory help on any forum. Also not from Apple telephone support. Disappointing really.
     

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