Inspiron 1525 with Vista, Ubuntu installed for dual boot. Needdrivers

Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com
Mon Apr 14 14:48:43 CDT 2008


Hi Michael,

All of the factory addon packages are available here:

http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Ubuntu_7.10/Add-on_Packages

Regards,

On Mon, 2008-04-14 at 12:44 -0700, Michael Karlovich wrote:

> My 1525 shipped with vista and I set up Ubuntu 7.1 as a dual boot
> using this tutorial and it worked great for the initial install:
> http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vi...lled_first.htm
> 
> What I'd like to know is if the reinstall ISO from dell or some other
> solution could be used to intall the proper drivers to just my Ubuntu
> partition part of my dual boot with Vista. From what I read on the
> dell instructions for the reinstall ISO here this seems a bad idea for
> my dual boot setup, as it would wipe out Vista :
> http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php..._from_DVD_disc
> 
> It seems that this ISO blows out your entire drive and i don't want to
> lose Vista so I haven't tried using it.
> 
> It would sure be nice not to have to hunt for all the drivers (I spent
> about 4 hours just finding out how to get the WLAN working). If it is
> possible to use the ISO reinstall on ONLY the Ubuntu partition leaving
> Vista intact or if Dell provides some other method to load the drivers
> that would be great and save a lot of time.
> 
> 
> 
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