What is the minimum partition size I can use for Leopard?

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  1. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    I am about to reinstall. What is the minimum partition size I can use for Leopard?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    15 to 20 GB should be a good minimum, though it can be 3 to 6 GB less when you exclude the languages and printers.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can barely squeeze it in on to 8Gb if you're using a modified installer and remove lots of extra stuff after installation.
     
  4. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am thinking about not reinstalling it. I am trying to get my OSX partition to be as small as possible. Currently its around 25GB. What can I do to reduce this?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    As mentioned before, you can choose not to install printer drivers and additional languages.
    And if you DON'T install iLife, you will save around 4 to 5 GB too.
    Thus the numbers Intell and me gave you should be reachable, but know, that you should factor in space for temporary files and for swap space.
    Why do you need to install a bare Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard?
     
  6. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I will get shot on this forum for saying this but this MBP will be my Win7/Win8 laptop now.
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    I say you've got yourself a really nicely built Windows machine.
     

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