Tiger install question...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by munckee, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. munckee macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    I am upgrading (not a clean install) tiger on my PB, and I forgot to do the custom install to get rid of the extra languages and printer drivers.

    Is there a way to:
    a. go in and delete the drivers and languages I don't want after the install is done?


    b. re-do the upgrade after its done to select the items I want WITHOUT having to do a clean install?

  2. treblah macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2003
    DeLocalizer, I have not tried it but the comments suggest it works on Tiger.
  3. Unorthodox macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2006
    Not at the beach...
    That stuff doesn't take up that much room. Unless you have a really small hard drive or are pressed for space.... Maybe get rid of the languages.
    All the printer drivers take up about 1.5GB of space. Not that much if you have a roomy hard drive. :)
  4. AlBDamned macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005
    I'd keep the printer drivers, get rid of the languages easily with Monolingual, it works flawlessly with Tiger.

    Remember to run it every so often or after every major update, as it strips the languages from everything.
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Is this really accurate? I didn't think you could get much more than 800MB-1GB back altogether from delocalizer. The whole Tiger install is only a little more than 3GB to begin with.

    But 1 GB is a lot on an older laptop with a 40GB hard drive. Of course, I could care less about space on my iMac. But my iBook is another story. :(
  6. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005

    Well crap. I tried this one, which appeared to be working beautifully. Until I noticed that I'd selected US English as one of the languages to delete (I figured it would be "american english" and didn't see that; I left "english" unclicked). I got about half-way through the deletion process before I noticed it, at which point I stopped the process and unchecked the US english option.

    Anyone have any idea how much crap I might have caused.
  7. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    eeesh, that probably isn't good. If you don't see any problems, I would do a jig or something. However, you might need to get pacifist and see if you can recover the files from the os x cd's.. or something.. i really don't know.

    shutup caleb.
  8. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    I haven't run into any problems yet. Worst case scenario, I still have all my info backed up on my ibook. I can always do a clean install of the OS and then move everything over again. Just prefer not to if I don't have to.

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