not my mac mini. so i can't delete stuff. (android as webcam)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by itoikenza, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. itoikenza macrumors newbie

    itoikenza

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    I have a mac mini on 10.5.8. and i wanna run a certain webcam windows app. But i only got 2gb of hdd space to work with. This is non-negotiable. Anyone know of an app that does what droidcamx does, but runs on 10.5.8? Or a way to install the windows client with only minuscule space?
     
  2. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    What's wrong with plugging in a cheap external and making space on your drive? Negotiate some space
     
  3. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

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    Well as the title says it's not his Mini. Perhaps it is being shared and he only has so much HD space in his user folder.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    If the mini is a PPC model, then a "windows client" is highly unlikely.

    If the mini is a newer intel model, then does it already have a Bootcamp windows installation, or a virtual machine of some kind, so you would have Windows available to use?
    (filling up a hard drive completely, on a Mac that is not yours - probably a bad plan from the start :D )
     
  5. itoikenza thread starter macrumors newbie

    itoikenza

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    haha. I still have access to this mac, but now I need vista install discs. Bootcamp can only run vista & xp. On 10.5.8...
    btw it's an intel mini 1,1.
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Did you ever make enough space on the drive to let you use bootcamp?
    Your original post said you only had about 2GB of free space. I would suggest that whatever Windows you need to install should have much more - I like to use Boot Camp to set up a 40GB volume as a minimum, regardless of the Windows version that you would use.
    Where have you found a Vista installer CD? You will need a license with that, of course.
     
  7. itoikenza thread starter macrumors newbie

    itoikenza

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    Nope, the space has only increased to 4.98gb free. I doubt I can get 40gb free when the max is 55.
    yes i have a vista and xp key.
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    You'll need more than 5GB free, and even then it's a bad idea to have an OS X system boot drive that is completely full.
    Most users try for at least 15% free. If you have a 60GB hard drive, then 9GB free would be a good goal. Even that would be useless for making a Windows boot partition.
    If you can't make more space on the drive, then the internal hard drive can be replaced with more capacity. You can go to as much space as you need then.
     
  9. itoikenza thread starter macrumors newbie

    itoikenza

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    hey by any chance, do you know of a way to run the latest skype on leopard? maybe a 3rd party app? I tried wine bottler but...
     
  10. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Latest Skype version requires a minimum of OS X 10.9 - so, unless you get a newer mini or other Mac that can be upgraded past 10.6, then you are simply out of luck - at least with Skype.
     

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