Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2012 5:21 PM (in response to slapap)
It's time to get an external HD and begin offloading large libraries such as your iPhoto, iTunes, and iMovie libraries to it. This will free a lot of HD space on the HD and perhaps even improve the performance. Apple explains how to do this in:
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2012 5:27 PM (in response to rkaufmann87)
This is my first Apple computer. Is one of these hd icons only a "virtual" hd, as in a partitioned area? The OSX-labeled hd shows app.150 mb available out 20 gb. The Snow-labeled hd shows nearly 128 gb available, yet it isn't listed in the Startup Disk utility for me to reboot into it. I don't have any vital info on this computer to lose, and I bought it 2nd-hand, without any utility disks.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2012 10:03 PM (in response to slapap)
It sounds like the original owner made two partitions to boot from. Try holding the "Option" key while rebooting, if you get more than one choice you may have a dual/multiple boot setup. Select one of the drives and boot up, note which OS X it is in About This Mac .. under the Apple top left. Then do it again for the other drive(s) and you'll know better what you've got.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 8:18 AM (in response to rkaufmann87)
The additional hd icon was on the computer when I got it. It also had a version of ProTools on it that I've deleted. There are no movies or other large-data items that I can see. The iTunes' previous library has been deleted but not the program itself.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 8:25 AM (in response to RRFS)
Even though the "other" hd icon shows on the desktop and I can click on it to get info, it doesn't show up anywhere else. I did hold the "option" key while rebooting, it only shows the osx during reboot. I may have caused some issues by trying to free space and deleting files. I'm not averse to re-formatting/repartitioning the entire hard drive, I'm guessing I'll need the discs that originally came with the computer to do that.
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