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The amazing magical expanding drive (courtesy of OS9 file sharing)
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Feb 20, 2001, 01:18 PM
Well I had an interesting problem today, one that I haven't encountered before in roughly 12 years of Mac-ing.

I brought my wallstreet powerbook into work today to transfer some stuff to it, so I slapped it onto my ethernet hub and mounted my os9 partition on my g3 desktop. I attempted to copy a 24k file to the drive, and was informed that there was not enough room on the drive, and that 27.6mb more was required. ? So I did a get info and found some surprsing results.

Yes, thanks to the miracle of mac os 9, I managed to have over 1000 GIGABYTES of info on a 1.46GB partition. Pretty neat, huh?

Restarting both machines had no effect. The powerbook has the OS X beta on it, I'm assuming that's causing this wackiness (though I have file shared before without probs). I booted into OSX and shared the drive from there and it worked fine.

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Feb 20, 2001, 06:01 PM
Happens all the time... its a bitch huh...
Actually one time it happened legitimately.
My System File got corrupted and decided to become 2.2 gigs in size.
Oh well, easy fix.
Its a File Sharing bug...

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Feb 21, 2001, 03:34 PM
I had the same problem. Updating to OS 9.1 seemed to correct it though. You may want to give it a shot.

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