Well, for some reason I also lost the ability to mount my TC partition in Ubuntu, so last night I used the TC boot CD to decrypt Vista. Not what I wanted, but I guess file or folder level encryption (or a TC container) will have to do for now.

Why on _earth_ do they let out a new version of ubuntu out with a beta-version bootloader and known broken 3G modem support?

The least I expect is that things that worked the previous version still will...
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