Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing: Karmic Koala

Posted in Computers by Sandra on December 5, 2009

I’s a happy kitten. :)

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Windows: Marking an Active Partition as Inactive

Posted in Computers by Sandra on August 19, 2009

Accidentally marked my Mac-formatted external partition as “Active” in Computer Management today, so I scoured the net for a solution.

Open up a command prompt and type DISKPART.

Type SELECT DISK n (where n is the number of the old Win98 drive)
Type SELECT PARTITION n (where n is the number of the active partition you wish to make inactive)
Type EXIT to exit DISKPART
Type EXIT again to exit the command prompt

Don’t Judge By Appearances…

Posted in Computers by Sandra on April 12, 2009

47 Year old Susan Boyle wows the judges with her performance in the auditions for Britains Got Talent, singing I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables.

bootcamp perils

Posted in Computers by Sandra on October 10, 2008

11:30 pm — decide to reinstall Mac OS X after error while playing WoW (screen froze while I was in AB with Varches, on ventrilo).

11:35 pm — repartitioned Mac and Bootcamp partitions as a single whole

11:40 — run first aid on new partition.

11:41 — get errors for every level.

11:45 — sit, stunned, and then curse.

11:49 — remember that windows recovery CD is available to me. get it.

11:52 — enter recovery console, delete partition. don’t trust M$ to do me a nice friendly partition.

11:55 — use Mac OS installation disks to partition as GUID. Run first aid. All seems fine.

12:02 — installing various files now for Mac OS. This is going well. May not need to fork out cash for new harddrive. Lessened panic.

of course, remember that in the midst of all this I was having trouble getting the machine to recognize my CD. Persistence, promises, and sweet-talking helped me.

will write more detailed entry tmr when i get back on normal macbook.


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