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Old 07-18-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
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Unhappy Dual boot not working & network problem - Ubuntu and opensuse

Hi All
I tinkered with Linux 3 yrs or so ago and gave up. I have now tried again....not very succesfully
My desktop stopped working wirelessly so it is now linked up to my router (talktalk Huawei EchoLife Home Gateway IGD) and i intend(ed) to use it as storage for a home network
I presently use a Presario laptop F500 to connect wirelessly to the internet and have installed Ubuntu (latest version) which works on dual boot with Vista. However I can't get an internet connection using Ubuntu. Internet works perfectly well via Vista. I have tried configuring access with Ubuntu using the router settings but no joy.

The second problem is with the desktop, Acer Aspire l320. on this I have installed openSuse 11. I created a separate partition for this and on boot it tells me the is Vista and OpenSuse options - However if i try to open in Vista it boots to Opensuse and if i try to open in OpenSuse it opens in OpenSuse.
As it is hardwired to the router internet is fine and Opensuse lets me access my Vista-held data but I obviously can't get to Windows programs.

Re home network set up - my laptop and pc could in Windows see each other but not talk, and in Linux there are not seeing each other at all.

Big fubar methinks!

Any ideas please?

Old 07-18-2010, 05:52 PM   #2
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I don't use Ubuntu so am not familiar with it but isn't there a Network Manager you can use to set up wireless. How are you doing this and what exactly have you done and what errors do you get.

The Opensuse situation indicates incorrect settings in the /boot/grub/menu.lst file. To get accurate advice, you will need to post partition information and contents of menu.lst file from Opensuse. /boot/grub/menu.lst, log in to terminal as root and run fdisk -l command (lower case Letter L in the command) and post here. Someone should be able to tell you how to change the menu.lst file.


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