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    Default triple boot problem

    HP/Compaq nc 6320 laptop.

    first, i installed Win7 64bit - has no issues.
    then i did a clean install of Kubuntu 11.10 64bit (from cd).
    then i did a clean install of BackTrack5 (from dvd).

    from this point forward, any/all comments will be concerning the Linux OSs - not Windows 7 (unless commented specifically as such).

    i can boot to either BackTrack5 or Kubuntu 11.10 without any issues.
    i can shut down/restart BackTrack5 without any hesitation.
    i cannot shut down/restart Kubuntu 11.10 at all - i have tried the usual buttons for shutting down and restarting, i have also tried opening XTerm to perform an 'init 6' command, but it states that i am not root. when i try an 'su' from XTerm, no matter which password i type in, it is incorrect.

    at this point, while still in Kubuntu, i had to hold the power button until the laptop shut down completely.

    this is less than ideal. if anyone has ideas, i'd be more than happy to test those ideas.

    also... BackTrack5 does not recognize my wireless adapter (built-in), as such i cannot get onto my wireless network.

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    Default Re: triple boot problem

    Never used Kubuntu, so I can't help there.

    Concerning wireless, have you checked the hardware compatibility list (forum & wiki)? Does your wireless adapter have a broadcom chipset? My laptop does, and it was very flaky...would sometimes connect, and sometimes not. I ended up buying a wireless USB network adapter, and disabling the built-in wireless when in BT.
    If I could figure out how to scuba dive & hack at the same time, there would be nothing I couldn't do...

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    Default Re: triple boot problem

    Quote Originally Posted by scottm99 View Post
    Never used Kubuntu, so I can't help there.

    Concerning wireless, have you checked the hardware compatibility list (forum & wiki)? Does your wireless adapter have a broadcom chipset? My laptop does, and it was very flaky...would sometimes connect, and sometimes not. I ended up buying a wireless USB network adapter, and disabling the built-in wireless when in BT.
    no worries on the triple boot problem. strangely, it resolved itself.

    as per the wireless, i did some looking and yes it does have a Broadcom chipset. i did not look in the Wiki or any hardware compatibility list as of yet - looks like that is my next step.

    thanks for the thoughts and reply!

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    You're welcome...glad to hear it worked out
    If I could figure out how to scuba dive & hack at the same time, there would be nothing I couldn't do...

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