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SSD 1 partition, how to shrink?

I have a windows laptop with only 128G SSD hard drive, which is not partitioned, only with one partition C: . I want to install Linux aside from the original windows 7 so I can have double OS. There are about 15G empty space I gues it's enough. I think I need at least two partitions in order to do this. So I went to Computer Manage storage trying to shrink the C:, however, it shows 0 shrinkable space. Why is this? Should I run Disk Defragment? Anyone can help me out? And it's appreciated if you can give me some detailed step by step instructions, ie, how to mount partitions. I'm a newbie to linux and what I'm trying to install is elementary OS Luna. if you can share with me some introductory articles on the basics of the system adminiatraion, OS install stuff it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!
posted by pack2themoon on Jan 30, 2014 - 9 answers

Help me with me new (used) MacBook Pro

Inherited a MacBook Pro! Looking for some help/guidance for a PC user. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Starting GeekTool in the background?

I have GeekTool v3.0.1 running on 10.6.8. How can I get it to start up on login and just run in the background? [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Nov 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Is it possible to mix the live iSight video stream?

Using OS X, is it possible to show a photo in my live iSight video stream? (not using iChat) [more inside]
posted by SteveLambert on Jul 4, 2011 - 1 answer

The problem is, I googled Google in Google Chrome. I destroyed the internet.

Yes, I've tried forcing an unexpected reboot, but I can't access Google, Gmail, or Twitter. Weirdly, Microsoft.com, Hotmail, Facebook, and Bing (and obviously AskMe!) all load with no problem whatsoever. And it's only affecting this computer (the only OS X machine) on the network! [more inside]
posted by aristan on Mar 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Safari Password Recovery

Safari Password Recovery - I want to recover login information from a site I used on Safari on OS X 10.4. [more inside]
posted by Samizdata on Jan 16, 2011 - 13 answers

I think Lynx broke my Mac's Internets

I decided to test my website in Lynx for OS X, but for some reason it loaded a version from May. Now, whenever I load the front page from any other browser on my computer, it displays that old version. This doesn't happen when I view it from my phone or any other computer, so it's definitely my computer, not my site. But I can't imagine what it could be. Anyone know what I might have done? [more inside]
posted by XerxesQados on Dec 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Install Linux or windows without a cd drive or usb just direct access to the hard drive.

Install Linux or windows without a cd drive or usb just direct access to the hard drive. I have an old cf-29 toughbook by Panasonic that I've had for years. I'm trying to resurrect it and for the life of me cant remember my own cmos password. Aside from possibly nuking the bios password which will be near impossible due to the NATO standards this notebook was built to. I was thinking I would just try to install an OS directly to the hard drive and simply transplant it back into the toughbook. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Oct 4, 2010 - 18 answers

Reinstalling an OS on a new computer

I'm purchasing a computer. It requires Win7 Ultimate and I have a choice as to how that happens. [more inside]
posted by davcoo on Sep 9, 2010 - 9 answers

Where can a college student buy an inexpensive (and legit) Windows OS license?

Where can a college student buy an inexpensive (and legit) Windows OS license? [more inside]
posted by fishpatrol on Aug 31, 2010 - 25 answers

Help me find the best Android resources on the net!

What are the best resources on the net for Android, in terms of apps, and the latest news? [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Aug 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Upgrading a Tiger Macbook to Snow Leopard

Hi there - I am about to upgrade a Black Macbook laptop running Tiger OS X to Snow Leopard (using a $29 Snow Leopard upgrade disk I bought off Amazon.com) (yes, I know this is sort of late in the day). Do you have any tips? Is there anything I should watch out for? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Jul 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Multi-user processes in Mac OS X 10.6

Anybody know offhand what the default behavior of running processes in multi-user environments under Mac OS X 10.6.x might be? I suspect that logging in under the other account will suspend the processes active under the first account. Am I correct?
posted by mwhybark on Jul 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Smartboard and Snow Leopard Macintosh

Does anyone know how to install Smartboard software, so that it works with a Macintosh on Snow Leopard? [more inside]
posted by hdh on Jul 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Can a HP Pavilion dv6780se notebook handle windows 7 x64 edition?

I'm currently running Windows 7 x86 fine and everything runs great. I did however run a routine pc audit with Belarc Advisor and noticed my PC was "64-bit ready". Here are the details of my dv6700 (dv6780se as stated on the bottom sticker) --1.67 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo-- --64 kilobyte primary memory cache-- --2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache-- --3072 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory-- System info does state I'm running a 32-bit OS. I have access to a win 7 x64 and would assume a performance increase. Also HP dropped all support of windows 7 drivers on older machines.
posted by isopropyl on Jun 28, 2010 - 14 answers

would spamfilters kill an unknown file format?

would spamfilters kill an unknown file format? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 22, 2010 - 5 answers

OS 4.0 = junk?

New apple iPhone OS doesn't sync with Google Calendar any more? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Jun 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Is Windows 7 the next XP?

I'm an advanced computer user and would like to know how Windows 7 compares with XP Pro. I'm clinging to the latter like Dagon to an emaciated villager but I know the time will come when I'll have to move on. Basic info about install size, resource hogging, software compatibility (particularly MS Office versions) and tweakability in terms of Windows' always annoying "security" functions will be greatly appreciated. I have tried Vista, only to run away from it screaming. I'll be sitting round the fire in the trashcan, looking forward to reading your thoughts.
posted by New England Cultist on May 22, 2010 - 26 answers

Help me stereophonically multitask!

[MacFilter] Anyone know of a piece of OS X software that will allow me to independently set the audio balance (L-R) of different applications? [more inside]
posted by supercres on Feb 18, 2010 - 7 answers

I vant kontrol, total kontrol...

OS X - I have a PPC mini running Tiger 10.4.11 and my new iMac is running SL 10.6.2. There is not enough room on my desk for two monitors, two keyboards/mice etc. I need to control my mini entirely through the iMac. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by VikingSword on Feb 2, 2010 - 18 answers

How do I select what I toggle to in OS X's pop-up windows?

Mac OS X Filter: In Finder, when a pop-up menu shows up, say to empty the trash or cancel, I toggle through the buttons/options by pressing tab, but how do I actually select what I toggled to with a keyboard shortcut? '
posted by helios410 on Aug 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Choose Details in OS X

Mac OSX Filter: How can I change the details displayed for files in a directory while in list view? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me update my PC / Windows literacy for the 21st Century

I used to feel pretty confident with computers / IT in general (80s child). Now I need a boost to get back up to speed, especially digging around in the OS / filesystem. Recommend me a good book / website / hands-on project? [more inside]
posted by KMH on Aug 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Kerb-what?

Please hope an OS X/Open Directory/Kerberos n00b -- I can't reset the directory administrator's password in OS X Server 10.4. [more inside]
posted by liquado on May 13, 2009 - 5 answers

How, why, and what OS for my old notebook...

What OS should I put on my aging laptop? How do I do it? [more inside]
posted by SuperErin on Apr 7, 2009 - 23 answers

What is causing the OS to stop sending signal to screen?

XP Home newly loaded from partition ie they didn't give me OS disks, old desktop Compaq Presario, it all loaded fine, goes through it's little startup procedure fine (ie what language, accepting EULAs, time zone, etc and etc) and then -- drum roll -- time to boot into XP. Reboots, XP sign with little graphic trucking left and right, and then -- [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Feb 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Reinstalling WinXP hosed my drive letters...

WTF? I thought I knew what I was doing! I reinstalled WinXP on C:\ and it screwed up all my drive letters and made a secondary partition into a system partition. Help me get it back to normal! [more inside]
posted by jluce50 on Jan 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Mouse-free Shortcut No Longer Works on Mac

Before my hard drive died and I had to reinstall Tiger, I used to be able to trigger dialogue box buttons (e.g. "Yes" or "No") on my mac by typing the first letter of the option I wanted to choose (e.g. "n"). It doesn't work anymore and I have to navigate with the mouse and click on things. How can I activate this feature?
posted by 10ch on Oct 17, 2007 - 2 answers

Help Me Morbidly Count Down the Remaining Days of My Life!

I would basically like to rip off, wholesale, some command-line script which will provide me a countdown -- only in days. No years, months, minutes, or seconds. Unfortunately, adapting an existing script is beyond my ken. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 27, 2007 - 5 answers

RAR Joining for the Mac?

What Mac OS X application (or command-line utility) will join RAR files that come in the form filename.r01, filename.r02, etc.? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 26, 2007 - 23 answers

Lightweight stable Linux distro on aged Dell Latitude

Linux on Dell Latitude 400mhz 128m ram - I cannot install (or even load) Ubuntu or SuSe. Tried slower burn, different cd manufacture - no dice. The only thing I've been able to get to run is DSL (Damn Small Linux). Please help me - I wanna be like the cool Linux people, so sexy, achingly hip, and suave, and [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Feb 2, 2007 - 24 answers

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