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2 gigs enough for OS X?
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Jan 23, 2002, 08:51 AM
 
I've got a 2 GB partition onto which I plan to install OS X (and 9.2). Will the disk space be enough?
     
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Jan 23, 2002, 09:12 AM
 
that should be no problem. it won't leave much room for applications though.

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Jan 23, 2002, 09:42 AM
 
OS X will fit but you might need more room for apps.
     
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Jan 23, 2002, 10:13 AM
 
Thanks guys! I've got separate partitions for apps, BTW.
     
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Jan 23, 2002, 10:26 AM
 
I would recommend that you have the applications on the same hard drive as the one with OS X. Why put them elsewhere? Make a large partition for everything.
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Jan 23, 2002, 11:03 AM
 
and eeehmm swap space?
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Jan 23, 2002, 11:21 AM
 
now that we've run down the list a bit, 2 gigs sounds small. Best to have os x apps on same partition, and you will have to worry about swap space. Sometimes things (such as system updates) won't install if you don't have enough free space on your boot volume--this isn't just free space for the install, but sometimes it says you need way more than the space which is actually required. If it is easy for you to backup and repartition, then I'd do that.
     
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Jan 30, 2002, 02:50 PM
 
One other thing to consider is if you have a CD burner (or a superdrive) you'll need to keep 700 MB free on your OS X disk so that Disk Burner can use it to make the disk image it burns CDs from. I've run into that problem with my Beige G3 (where you have to have OS X installed on a 4 GB partition to have it run).

Not sure if you can change that default setting or not. I'll have to look into that...
     
   
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