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I hate software [Sep. 9th, 2008|06:14 pm]
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OSX: The item "bigfile.sparseimage" cannot be copied because there is not enough free space.

I check, 500GB free on the target, 20GB file. I try making a directory.... works fine. I try copying a small file.... same error.

After checking logs and whatnot I realize that this is probably a machine that hasn't been on in a very long time. Check the clock... It's 1999, fix it. Error goes away.

I'm sorry, Apple... how can a clock set to before the turn of the century make it believe that there isn't enough disk space. Do the greater-than/less-than operators change meaning depending on the season?

[User Picture]From: iodinesoup
2008-09-10 01:51 am (UTC)
Maybe cos 500GB sized disks don't exist yet in 1999?
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From: pimento
2008-09-10 09:47 am (UTC)
It's an inflationary thing. If you take 20GB of value from 1999 and inflate it to today's storage value, you end up with about 600-750GB, depending on vendor.
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