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How much space must be available on a HD
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Nov 5, 2001, 04:16 PM
 
20 %? 15%? 10%? 5%? 1%?
     
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Nov 5, 2001, 04:24 PM
 
Uhm,


can you be a bit more specific ?
     
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Nov 5, 2001, 04:32 PM
 
I mean If my HD or one partition is full...is it dangerous for my system ?

(I have 640 Mo of Ram)
     
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Nov 5, 2001, 05:35 PM
 
Keeping plenty of room for programs to use your HD as a scratch disks for various cache is a good thing.

Just keep as much shite as you can from cluttering the HD, I'd recommend always staying over 500MB at the very least.
     
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Nov 5, 2001, 05:35 PM
 
Originally posted by Cricri:
<STRONG> I mean If my HD or one partition is full...is it dangerous for my system ?

(I have 640 Mo of Ram)</STRONG>
I constantly run with less than 5 megs of HD space.

On your SYSTEM partition, just make sure there is enough space for apps to write their prefs; if you have zero K available, then you'll crash if ICQ tries to write a message to its history, or AIM tries to write a log, etc.

I recommend leaving 30 megs free; though I often break that rule.
     
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Nov 6, 2001, 02:58 AM
 
Apple recoments 5%
Murphy's Second Corollary:
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
     
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Nov 6, 2001, 03:43 AM
 
Thanks everybody !
     
   
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