July 15, 2005


  1. Yesterday I meant to check on my fridge chess game and make my move, but I forgot. Ditto the fridge Go game.
  2. Tonight I'm going to a show in San Francisco that will involve tubas and whistling.
  3. I have to try to leave the show early so I can line up at midnight to get my pre-ordered copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
  4. Items 2 and 3 mean that it will be a little while before I have time to set up my new Windows installation the way I want it.
  5. My new Windows installation is actually my second computer priority, the first being my other new operating system.
  6. You see, my previously unstable and unexciting computer is now dual-booting Windows 2000 and Mepis Linux.
  7. Linux is more fun than Windows.
  8. That's the geekiest thing I've ever said in my life, notwithstanding the 6 geeky things (or should I say the 110 geeky things?) that preceded it.

Happy Friday.

Posted by dianna at July 15, 2005 11:12 AM

If you'd like, we can resize the linux partition to give you more space. Right now you have ~2.5GB (or was it 3?) for / (system files, programs, etc.) and 1.5 GB for /home (personal files, documents, etc.). If you think you'll be switching for a while, why not make /home larger (at the expense of Windows) so that you have more breathing room?

Posted by: Jacob at July 15, 2005 11:52 AM

I would love to. Even if I moved all of my data back onto C and into Windows folders I could still take about 10GB out of Windows before it started getting cramped. Does resizing the partitions involve reformatting the drive again, or can it be done without breaking the operating systems?

Posted by: Dianna at July 15, 2005 12:00 PM

Wait. Wait. My data is in Windows folders. So that means that D (my old 12GB drive) is entirely a Windows partition?

Posted by: Dianna at July 15, 2005 12:02 PM

No need to reformat, thanks for the magic of Partition.... well, Magic.

Yes, the old drive is entirely a FAT32 (windows-type) partition. But there's no need to resize that drive. If you want more space, I'd suggest resizing the newer drive (C) to open up room for larger linux partitions.

Posted by: Jacob at July 15, 2005 12:57 PM