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Dual Boot Vista and Ubuntu 9.10: No Internet Connection in Ubuntu

Q: Dual Boot Vista and Ubuntu 9.10: No Internet Connection in Ubuntu

Acer Desktop PC Model AM sis ethernet adapter webstar dpx series cable in Ubuntu No Boot 9.10: Vista Ubuntu Connection Dual and Internet modem After setting up a dual Dual Boot Vista and Ubuntu 9.10: No Internet Connection in Ubuntu boot system successfully Vista connects to internet via ethernet Ubuntu does not sis ethernet driver is updated to latest version I can access the internet from Ubuntu however after shutting down the pc unplugging the power cord removing the cmos battery and reinstalling I reinsert the power cord and boot up as normal into Ubuntu and have full access to internet Simply removing reinserting ethernet cord removing reinserting pc or cable modem power cord or resetting cable modem does not work I am asking if there is a solution as to where I can log off Vista and restart pc into Ubuntu and have internet access automatically bypassing Dual Boot Vista and Ubuntu 9.10: No Internet Connection in Ubuntu all these steps I ve explained After perusing multiple forums where people have described similar if not same issues I ve yet to find a solution to this I ran ipconfig in Vista and have the results I ran ifconfig in Ubuntu and have the Dual Boot Vista and Ubuntu 9.10: No Internet Connection in Ubuntu results As these results may contain information that can present a vulnerability regarding system ip identification I have omitted them here If needed I will respond via personal message with the contents Thank you in advance for your continued contributions in aiding the computer world quot handicapped quot nbsp

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A: Dual Boot Vista and Ubuntu 9.10: No Internet Connection in Ubuntu

Ubu 9.10 has known issues

If you are using Ubuntu 9.10, it has known issues with the built-in Network Manager and DSL modems (and presumably Cable modems as well)..

Currently, there is no fix (short of going back to 8.10 or hoping it is fixed in Ubu10 due out in April (iirc). Sorry.
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I installed Windows 7 first... Ubuntu 64 desktop edition came after.

I shrunk my Windows 7 partition to install Ubuntu.

If you need more information, let me know, and thanks in advance.

A:dual boot w/ Ubuntu, need to uninstall Ubuntu

Quote: Originally Posted by Konstantinov

Hey all I am new here. I recently did a dual boot install of Ubuntu with my Home Premium Windows 7 machine. I need to figure out how to uninstall Ubuntu and the grub loader... any thoughts?

I installed Windows 7 first... Ubuntu 64 desktop edition came after.

I shrunk my Windows 7 partition to install Ubuntu.

If you need more information, let me know, and thanks in advance.

Hello Konstantinov, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Baisically, you just need to delete the two Ubuntu partitions, then restore the bootmgr from Windows 7. Please look these over and post back any questions?

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7

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A:Ubuntu/Vista dual boot

When you say Dell do you mean the vista partition?

I'm afraid i need more information regarding how you were partitioning your hard disk:

1. Were you using the Ubuntu installer to format the drive?
2. What were you doing? (were you resizing the Vista partition, or using another one?)

It will only have made any modification to the "Dell" partition if you were either resizing it, or you have unknowingly deleted it.

If you restart the installation what do you see in the hard disk menu?
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A:Vista & Ubuntu Dual Boot issue

Hello Soma, and welcome to the Vista Forums

The easiest way to solve this is type msconfig.exe into the start search bar and press enter

This will load the config editor on the Boot tab you should be able to delete the remnant entries

If you wish to dual boot Vista and Ubuntu I would recommend EasyBCD. Their documentation on their site includes a step by step for doing the dual boot and retaining control in vista.

NeoSmart Technologies

Hope this helps
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A:Unsure how to set up a Dual Boot with Vista and Ubuntu

Try this one, I think it mite work 4 U !!
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A:Vista 64x/Ubuntu 64x Dual boot-new GPU installation

No real need to do it from safemode unless you have problems, TBH I wouldn't even both to uninstall the old drivers (but thats not good practice)

1 Uninstall the old drivers.
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Please provide the ipconfig /all output.
use option 2
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A:Uninstalling Ubuntu dual-booting Windows XP with Ubuntu installed first

shouldn't matter the install sequence if you want to only have Windows. Boot into Windows and then delete (from disk management) the linux partitions. This may leave your computer in a state where you can not boot into Windows. To fix this you'll have to boot off the XP install disk and boot to the recovery console, once there type 'fixmbr' without the '
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Hello Mika,

Sorry, but the backup image that Vista creates is only of the Vista partition or drive. Ubuntu will not be backed up by Vista.

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USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
YouTube - How to install Windows 7 from USB (WinToFlash)

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A:Dual boot W7 & Ubuntu using 2 HDs

It will be fine.

What is the capacity of the 2nd hard disk, and how much is remaining un-used?

I would recommend you do your partition editing within Windows where your going to be most comfortable.

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Once your in the Linux partitioner you can delete the new simple partition you made, and then use the free space to make your / (root) and SWAP partitions.

Some Important points!

1. Do not assume that the first disk in linux is your first hard disk (e.g. C in Windows.
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Let google be your friend.

Here, i found this (don't know about it myself)

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The D partition should be the first partition on the second hard drive. It is also the smaller of the approx 58GB partitions.

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A:Dual Boot - W7 & Ubuntu

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How come the thread has been marked solved?

There are several videos on youtube explaining how, here is just one:

How to Install Ubuntu 12.04 to Dual boot alongside Windows 8 - YouTube

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Someone was having trouble with this in another sub-board, I'll copy that video link over to them.
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A:Dual-boot, remove Ubuntu

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4. What are the differences between Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc.Click to expand...

"Kubuntu" has what is called a "KDE" desktop, "Ubuntu" is a Gnome desktop.
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NOTE: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites.
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Quote: Originally Posted by CyberDuck


I have Windows 7 RC1 installed for some time, dual-booting with Windows XP. And that worked like a charm. But a couple of days ago I installed Ubuntu on the Windows XP partition (after formatting it with ext3, of course). But the thing is, I have been trying to boot into my dear Windows 7 ever since, with no success. It didn't show in the boot manager, so I changed the menu.lst in Ubuntu. Thus it can be seen, but to no avail, as it does not work. I have tryed fixing it with the Windows 7 installation DVD, but it did not work. And I really ran out of ideas; also I would like to keep both my OS-es as they are (all data), if that's possible somehow.
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Ok so right now you have ubuntu, and win 7 right? and you want to keep the data in both. You probably had xp installed first then installed win 7 after and had a boot menu to let you chose which. when you formatted xp the boot loader was probably on the xp partition. You can use bcedit (i think there is a tutorial on its use here @ SF in the tutorial section)

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Hi there
You don't even need to "Dual Boot"

Have a read of my threads about creating a PORTABLE system -- Written for Open SUSE-- am now using using Linux Mint - the same works for UBUNTU / DEBIAN .

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Welcome to EightForums.

First you will need to DISABLE Secure Boot.

Originally Posted by theog

Reset BIOS to default, and reboot to BIOS make sure Secure Boot is disabled.
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mjg59 | Secure Boot distribution support

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Quote: Originally Posted by anggwaponi

hello all

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Ahh....everyone loves dual booting

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GRUB - Open Source Bootloader that can literally boot any OS BUT if you uninstall Ubuntu, you won't be able to boot until you run a startup repair on Server 2008

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