View Full Version : [ubuntu] Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.04 install.

June 4th, 2009, 11:17 AM
The title doesn't seem to fit in my problem but here it goes.

I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 using the Wubi installer on my Dell XPS Gen 2 laptop. So far Ubuntu is working fine. Here's my first problem. I have a lot of problems with the host OS, XP lately. I wanted to reformat my hdd but is there a way that I don't need to do the Wubi dance again? I have configured my Ubuntu to something like Mac OSX look alike, installed and customized Wine to get my favorite Windows games working, installed some nice movie/music players, etc. Can backing up and restoring the whole ubuntu folder in C:\ be sufficient enough to get me back to Ubuntu?

My second problem is my wireless. I can't connect to my WAP at home using Ubuntu 9. I never had problems with 8.1 though. My WAP is secured with WPA Personal. It doesn't connect even I type the correct password. A dialogue box keeps poping up saying my wireless access point needs authentication.

Any help is very much appreciated.


June 6th, 2009, 06:34 AM
Please, anyone?

June 12th, 2009, 05:51 AM
I have the exact same issue as you with the wireless card
if i find anything, will let you know

I have a Dell Studio 15 with an Intel 5300 wireless card

list of things i had to do are here:

hope it helps :)