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Old 12-28-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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meerkat install corrupting win7 partition wifi drivers?

Hi all,

I've had an annoying couple of days beginning with a win7 reinstall on a dual boot system (win7/10.10) that wiped out grub. I reinstalled ubuntu (10.04) in the hopes of just getting grub2 back up, but that failed and I ended up with a new install of 10.04 on the partition and a happily functioning and coexisting win7/ubuntu wit grub working the way that I wanted.

However, I'm traveling, and tried to reinstall the wifi drivers manually. I think I messed something up and installed the 10.10 drivers onto the 10.04 system (I only had a 10.04 disk and the pendrive usb method failed). Anyway, when I tried to (re)install the drivers from the cd, thanks to a helpful but untimely suggestion, I got the error: a later driver has already been installed. However, the problem at hand is as follows: now my win7 install doesn't see any of the wireless networks around. So, I think I somehow fraked the wifi card...any suggestions beyond going nuclear and just redoing the whole install?
Old 12-28-2010, 02:55 PM   #2
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I don't know how or why, but a couple of reboots later, both systems work. completely inexplicably...


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