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  1. #1

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    Oct 19, 2011
    Need help reinstalling OS X 10.4.11 on iBook
    My cousin bought an iBook at a garage sale and it is full. It is only 40GB and only has put on 4GB of songs and pictures. There should be lots more room left and I can't figure out where all the space has disappeared to.

    Anyway, I tried to reinstall with an OS X 10.4.6 DVD and it just hangs on reboot at the apple logo, but no spinning wheel shows up. I let it sit for over half an hour with no progress. I then tried turning it off and pressing the C key to install, but same thing.

    Am I doing something wrong during install? Is there a utility/command to free all disk space?

    Sorry for the newbish questions, but I'm new to Mac.

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    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!
    Did the 10.4 DVD come with the iBook? If not, what DVD is it? A gray DVD or a Black one?

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    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2011
    It is a backup dvd. I'm pretty sure it's a retail apple DVD. It doesn't look like a special iBook disk.

    some other info on the ibook. it says PowerBook 2.2 with a Power PC 750 @467MHz and 320MB ram and I think a 20GB hard drive.

    on the bottom of the iBook it says model number is M6411.

    I just called my cousin and had him check.

    ps, the disk is hand written and says "os x 10.4.6 tiger" and it's updated to 10.6.11

    pss is there a way I can look on the DVD for a type?

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