Startup disk full but have 100GB free???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by looneysbin, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. looneysbin macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2007
    Hi guys

    I just received my new blackbook and I am loving it. I transferred all my files over from my iMac and cleaned the iMac up so my family can use it as their main computer. The iMac is running Tiger and the blackbook Leopard. Both have 250GB hard drives. I have never had any prompting about a full start up disk before. Both computers have over 100GB free HDD space. I just completed a 'repair permissions' and 'erase free space' in disk utility for both machines. At the completion of this both machines warned me that my startup disk is almost full

    What does this mean and how do I fix it? Is it an error, since I have 100GB free at least?

    Thanks for any help.
  2. tominated macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
    i had the same problem a while back now. use whatsize to find out what file is taking up space. for me it was a console.log file. If it's the same for you and it wont let you delete it (it's safe to delete), just restart and it should be something like console.1.log or something like that.

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