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OS 10.5 - Does mounting a disk image from a external drive take up disk space on the local one?


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I have an disk image that is very large, but i only have like 3GB free space on my macbook pro.

The disk image is located on an external hard drive.

My question is, if i mount the disk image... does it still use the external drive... or does it use up local disk space on my macbook to mount it?

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For the love of god, clean off your hard drive. You should have at least 15GB free even if it's only an 80GB drive.
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lol i know. I'm saving money for another external . The majority of my disk space is being taken by windows in vmware. Although i have the disk space set to it's minimal.

I work alot with flash and web design as well, so yea lol.
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No, mounting an external image does not consume space on your local drive...but yeah...you might want to do some housekeeping :-)
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