"Your start up disk is full…"

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Martin Ocando
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Re: Many thanks for lots of thoughtful and useful responses

bent christian wrote:

You could be losing space periodically to Swap .

If the warning keeps coming back, the only fix is to increase the size of the the boot partition. Either extend it out using Disk Utility, or clone the drive, reformat the whole disk, and copy your files back.

Agreed. That is why is never a good idea to have the boot partition so tight in space. I agree that it must feel that you have things better organized in different partitions, but I believe you are not utilizing your hard disk space in the best way possible.

In fact, you could even be wasting more space using multiple partitions that a single one, since you still need to leave room for your boot drive, enough to have no problems, but your "data" drive won't have access to that free space, so if you ever need a bit more, is already "reserved" on the boot partition.

Besides, you should trust OS X on its way of handling hard disk space and memory.

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