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    Default Low on system disk, why ? Potential solution

    Why am I so low on system space since I upgraded to 1.1.1 ?
    When I was on 1.0.2 I had more apps with around 100MB free left, now on 1.1.1 I've only 30MB left
    Where are my MB gone ?!?

    Also, I found a (IMHO) nice solution here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=367850

    What do you think ? Safe ?



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    Its been discussed here before... from memory it does work... it just uses your main music/video/photos storage instead! Try some searching, I'm sure it was only last week!?
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    Try it ... doesnt seem to work
    I have to remove the symlink and move the applications to the root

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewcp View Post
    Its been discussed here before... from memory it does work... it just uses your main music/video/photos storage instead! Try some searching, I'm sure it was only last week!?
    Well, that doesn't answer my question.
    Why am I so low on system disk space ?

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    I have answered this on so many posts regarding this topic before.
    If you do some searching you will find it.

    But 1.1.1 has less free space because the MobileOS itself is bigger, hence you now have less space.
    Without BSD, SSH, etc etc, you should have below (approximently)

    1.0.2 = 133MB free
    1.1.1 = 60MB free

    So, if you only have 30MB left, then you must have put something there and you may or may not have done it knowingly. Don't know what you put there? Wipe your phone completely and do everything over again.

    And yes... the fore mentioned method does work and safe providing you know what you're doing... if you think you might mess it up then its best that you dont do it... so you dont start another post complaining your iPhone now wont boot...

    And I suggest that you might want to repharse this and say this differently next time, it is not polite and some may find offensive.
    "Well, that doesn't answer my question. "
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    First, thank you very much for your clear and on topic answers.

    Quote Originally Posted by exodus_xt View Post
    But 1.1.1 has less free space because the MobileOS itself is bigger, hence you now have less space.
    Without BSD, SSH, etc etc, you should have below (approximently)

    1.0.2 = 133MB free
    1.1.1 = 60MB free
    That explains ~60MB from the ~90-100MB I felt are missing, tx.

    Quote Originally Posted by exodus_xt View Post
    So, if you only have 30MB left, then you must have put something there and you may or may not have done it knowingly. Don't know what you put there? Wipe your phone completely and do everything over again.
    Nothing I'm aware of.
    I did the jailbreak using toc2rta, which installs dropbear (which I had not installed on 1.0.2), but I don't think that takes 30MB :p
    Will do more search, now I know I'm looking for ~30MB "missing" (and not 90MB as I thought ...).

    By the way, I'd like to switch to open ssh, mainly because it also offers a ssh client and is installed from install.app, any easy method to do that ?

    Quote Originally Posted by exodus_xt View Post
    And yes... the fore mentioned method does work and safe providing you know what you're doing... if you think you might mess it up then its best that you dont do it... so you dont start another post complaining your iPhone now wont boot...
    Tx. I understand what it's doing and find it quiet smart/clean.
    Then I'm allways interested in more advanced users like you opinion.
    Better safe than sorry, right ?

    Quote Originally Posted by exodus_xt View Post
    And I suggest that you might want to repharse this and say this differently next time, it is not polite and some may find offensive.
    I find it quiet offending when someone posts random answers, not even reading what I posted, assuming I did not do my homework (which I (tried) to do).
    (NOT refering to your post obviously ...)

    Hence the "offending" (irritated ?) comment.

    Thanks again for your help, and peace

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    Hmmm...

    I moved my fonts out of the way. Fonts are using about 70! MB in 1.1.1 - there is a unicode arial ttf font with 23MB!! lying in this directory.

    This worked for me (do this with putty

    Code:
    # mkdir /private/var/Fonts
    # cp -Rp /System/Library/Fonts/* /private/var/Fonts/
    # mv /System/Library/Fonts /System/Library/Fonts.backup && ln -s /private/var/Fonts/ /System/Library/Fonts
    # mv /System/Library/Fonts.backup /private/var/Fonts.backup
    After this I have 100MB free with 1.1.1 - and everything seems to work. So try it at your own risk :-)

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    Hello :

    I have 58 meg in 1.11...and this didnt work for me.

    Any thoughts ?

    Thnks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemsn View Post
    Hmmm...

    I moved my fonts out of the way. Fonts are using about 70! MB in 1.1.1 - there is a unicode arial ttf font with 23MB!! lying in this directory.

    This worked for me (do this with putty

    Code:
    # mkdir /private/var/Fonts
    # cp -Rp /System/Library/Fonts/* /private/var/Fonts/
    # mv /System/Library/Fonts /System/Library/Fonts.backup && ln -s /private/var/Fonts/ /System/Library/Fonts
    # mv /System/Library/Fonts.backup /private/var/Fonts.backup
    After this I have 100MB free with 1.1.1 - and everything seems to work. So try it at your own risk :-)
    it's sometimes tooo easy. :-)
    thank you! i also have now 100mb free.

    should i try to move also the Framework ...hahaha bedder not

 

 

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