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Can MacOS X be deleted...

post #1 of 4
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... from an iBook without affecting 9.x?

I installed X on the same partition as 9.1 and since I am getting a new iBook soon with X, I want to reclaim HD space on the old one and leave it running 9 only.

Is there an easy way to do it without having to reformat the hd?

Thanks.
post #2 of 4
Yes. Delete the following files & folders from the root (top level) of the hard drive:

.Trashes
.hidden
.vol
Applications
Library
Network
System
Trash
Volumes
automount
bin
cores
dev
etc
mach
mach.sym
mach_kernel
private
sbin
tmp
usr
var

Some of these may be invisible; so, you should use a freeware or shareware utility like <a href="http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=1892&db=mac" target="_blank">Greg's Browser</a> to delete those.

[ 01-21-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thanks Starfleetx, I will delete those items as you described.

Thanks again for the prompt response.
post #4 of 4
No problem. I'm glad I could help.

By the way, the Volumes directory may not be there because I think that it is only created when mounting another disk. I could be wrong, though.
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