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  1. #1
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    Dual boot problem

    I have been dual booting vista home basic and gutsy since about february, and I just started getting this issues yesterday. I have a dell inspiron 1521 with 2gb ram. No problems, even with wireless up until now.

    If I log into 1 operating system, the next time I log into other it will lock up the first time, and after a hard reboot I can get in. I am not sure if this is an ubuntu problem or a vista problem, but I don't allow either of them to update, so it is most likely not that. I did shrink my vista partition a week ago in anticipation of triple booting, but this problem didn't not occur or I didn't notice it until now.

    Now, I planned on wiping 7.1 in order to install 8.04, but I read earlier this morning about a kernel update that kills wireless. If this is the case, I am stuck with gutsy.

    Thanks in advance, I hope my issue isn't too obscure.

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    Re: Dual boot problem

    Does this occur whether you shut down or reboot between OS's?
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    Re: Dual boot problem

    Either way. As long as I end one and load the other, I get frozen.

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    Re: Dual boot problem

    Now, I planned on wiping 7.1 in order to install 8.04, but I read earlier this morning about a kernel update that kills wireless. If this is the case, I am stuck with gutsy.
    It would depend on what wireless card you have, and what wireless card(s) is/are affected.
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    Re: Dual boot problem

    So wiping both and reinstalling with 8.04 would be quicker than figuring out why the gutsy and vista have started to hate each other? I will check out hardy this weekend then, thanks!

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