4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2006 10:56 AM by Adam Coates
fabtique Level 1 (0 points)
Every once in a while I get a pop up message that says "Your startup disk is almost full" Please delete some files to make more space.

What is a startup disk? What can I do to stop this message?
I deleted some large files, but still get this message.
I clicked on the option in the pop up that says "Don't warn me again", but I still get the pop up.

Is there an easy solution?

iBook SE Graphite Firewire   Mac OS X (10.3.9)   Airport Card / 320 MB RAM
  • JerBear65 Level 2 (465 points)
    Hello Fabtique &Welcome to Discussions.

    The Start up disk has the system folder on it that your computer is booted too. First, empty the trash, then pop your your Install CD #1 into your player and restart holding down the C key. once it loads go up to the menu and click Installer and then open Disk Utility. Choose the partition that has your main system on it and click repair permissions. If you see anything that has been repaired run repair again until you see no repairs were done. After all is said and done. close DU and Quit Installer and the system will boot back to your system HD.

    See if this helps.

  • Adam Coates Level 4 (1,855 points)
    fabtique, You should not have less than 15-10% of your hard disk free. Assuming you haven't upgraded your Hard Disk on the iBook 466SE Graphite this means you should have 1.5Gb -> 1 Gb free on your 10Gb stock hard disk at all times.


  • ArcticMac Level 2 (380 points)
    Of course, if you like, you can buy a new HD for your laptop. 40GB, 80GB and 100GB are common sizes. If you do get a new HD, make sure to get a 2.5 inch LAPTOP disk, rather than a 3.5 inch standard HD.
  • Adam Coates Level 4 (1,855 points)
    Note the Clamshell iBook uses a 9.5mm "ultra slim" hard drive rather than a 12.5mm "slim" hard drive.