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To delete files, simply drag them to the trash and empty the trash. If you have the install discs, you can delete any app that came with the computer originally and reinstall it later if you find you need it.
Stay away from System and cretain files in Library but anything in Applications or your Documents folder can be deleted or moved to another drive or CD.
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To free some space you can delete ALL the languages that are installed an you don't use. This can give you a free space of a view 100 Mb's
Let me know if so ...
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You may get some additional tips here Freeing space on your Mac OS X startup disk.
You wrote "I don't have the instal disk"
Make sure that the CDs you acquire, are the correct ones for your system.
You should have a set of system disks, for your own use, on hand at all times.
Having a Mac without them, is like owning a car with the hood welded shut.
Some info below.
Tiger is available for purchase at The Apple Store (US).
Panther, ais no longer available directly from the Apple Online Store, as Tiger 10.4.x is the most up to date OS.
A Full Retail Version, of the Panther Install CDs, or a Full Retail Version of the Tiger Install DVD, can be purchased rather inexpensively, at some online Apple retailers, Amazon, eBay, AppleRescue, etc.
Be sure not to purchase grey, upgrade or machine specific CDs or DVDs.
Panther is only on CDs, not DVDs.
Additional info in these links.
Using OS X Install CDs/DVDs On Multiple Macs
What's A Computer Specific Mac OS X Release
Software Update, Upgrade: What's The Difference?
If your Mac meets the System Requirements for Tiger, you could also consider installing that.
And then use the PPC 10.4.8 Combo Update, or the Intel 10.4.8 Combo Update.
Tiger System Requirements
Mac Model Compatibility & Requirements For OS X
"Tiger ships on a DVD, but if your Mac doesn’t have a built-in DVD-ROM player, you’ll need CD media. When you buy Mac OS X Tiger, you qualify to purchase Tiger CDs for only $9.95."
Download The Order Form Here. Media Exchange Program
Shop Carefully, Examine All Documentation, And Good Luck!