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Having trouble trying to partition the hard drive on my old Mac

I'm trying to partition the hard drive on my old mac (model 4,1 running OS X 10.5.8) so I can dual boot Ubuntu. The problem is that when I go to Disk Utility and and select to partition the drive I get an error saying that the partition failed because there's no space left on the device, even though I have lots of space. This happens no matter how small I make the partition. [more inside]
posted by el chupa nibre on Apr 15, 2013 - 4 answers

What kind of a name is ZaReason anyway?

What kind of power supply (and cooling system) should I get for a tower with an 8-core processor? [more inside]
posted by Yesterday's camel on Aug 20, 2012 - 8 answers

HAL-lite for Mom

What netbook should I buy for my mother who has very limited experience with computers? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Dec 21, 2011 - 33 answers

Why so last century?

Why are "i386" drivers supplied, and not 64-bit, for things like printer drivers? [more inside]
posted by Goofyy on Jul 19, 2011 - 19 answers

How to get my Dell Ubuntu server to boot from a different drive?

I have an Ubuntu server. It's a Dell PowerEdge with a PERC 6 RAID controller. I'm trying to get it to boot to a different drive, and grub doesn't seem to be cooperating - it appears to attempt to boot to the correct volume and partition and then bonks out when mounting /proc - what gives? [more inside]
posted by migurski on Apr 28, 2011 - 21 answers

Ubuntu Users' Groups in NYC?

I have been looking for an Ubuntu users group in New York, N.Y. Does anyone know of such a thing? That is - a group of users (with a few enlightened and charismatic geeks among them), for mutual support, learning, and troubleshooting. (I'm not talking about learning Linux, now - just making the best of Ubuntu!) Ubuntu is a beautiful thing, and when it 'just works', it just works. But often it...well, doesn't, and you have to find a workaround. The online Ubuntu community is great, but it would be nice to tear my hair out (and exult in my occasional success) among flesh-and-blood people.
posted by ferkit on Jan 3, 2011 - 9 answers

I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me?

I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me? [more inside]
posted by EatingCereal on Sep 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Ubuntu laptop for Grandma?

Replacing my laptop, and planning to give current laptop to my 85 yr old mother so she can email and chat with me, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren, and receive photo's. Is ubuntu a viable OS for her? [more inside]
posted by batikrose on Jul 1, 2010 - 19 answers

Installing (x)ubuntu onto G3 clamshell?

I want to install ubuntu/xubuntu onto my iBook G3 clamshell. How? [more inside]
posted by gonzo_ID on Mar 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Boot Screen is all out of goose.

Trying to install XP and Ubuntu as dual-boot on a Dell Dimension 3100. The first menu, where I select which operating system to load, is off-centre and starts halfway down the screen. Some of the bottom of the menu appears at the top of the screen. Which means some of the options can't be seen. Help! [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Sep 10, 2009 - 5 answers

What should I do about my old computer??

Windows xp and Ubuntu? PCI video card? Mac Mini? Opinions? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe on Sep 2, 2009 - 7 answers

What's a good simple and cheap media or file server setup?

Advice for a server newb who needs help getting started with a simple media/backup/torrent server? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on May 29, 2009 - 12 answers

Why can I install Ubuntu but not Windows?

Why can't I install Windows XP Pro on my Dell laptop? I get an error message that says "acpi.sys is corrupted". I can install Ubuntu 8.04 just fine. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Mar 24, 2009 - 47 answers

Help me pick a Linux distro

I'm about to move one of my computers to Linux, but I don't know much about the various distributions. Can you recommend resources that compare the strengths and weaknesses of the various distributions, so that I can assess any relevant tradeoffs? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Mar 21, 2009 - 21 answers

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Disk Power Management

I'm having a problem with an Ubuntu 8.04 LTS server that seemed to have stumped the stars on the Ubuntu forums. It deals with disk drives and power management. [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Feb 26, 2009 - 9 answers

Vista/Ubuntu wireless card?

I need a wireless (at least 802.11g) card that will work with both Vista and Ubuntu. Help! [more inside]
posted by comwiz on Nov 9, 2008 - 3 answers

I do not want a Live CD, why can't you remember that?

I am having problems making a persistent installation of Ubuntu on a usb thumb drive. [more inside]
posted by tip120 on Jul 22, 2008 - 3 answers

XP or Ubuntu?

Help me decide whether to downgrade to XP Pro or move to Ubuntu from Vista. [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Dec 22, 2007 - 26 answers

Where can I buy an $800 Linux Server?

I need to buy a server for around $800 ($1000 as an absolute maximum). It will be hosting a website with a (PostGres) database that will start at around 4GB and grow slowly (so would like at least 2GB of RAM). It must be able run Linux, preferably Ubuntu or Debian. [more inside]
posted by phrontist on May 10, 2007 - 9 answers

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