For some time now, I’ve had a generous amount of issues with my computer. Most of it has been related to my art, with my drawing tablet refusing to work properly, Photoshop freezing up and my computer in general being less than keen on cooperating. I tried everything i could think of with no luck.

Looking for an alternative solution, I eventually decided to try doing a dual-boot, which means I decided to install a second operating system on my laptop to run alongside windows. The second operating system being the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, in this case. It meant I could have the advantages of both systems without having to give anything up. Which is the best kind of compromise. I went ahead and researched it with the greatest enthusiasm. Along the way I found some very useful tutorials. I then proceeded to follow these tutorials with the utmost care. I was confident that the results of my efforts would be most satisfying.

Finally, the time had come. The last step was finished. My computer would now have two separate operating systems running alongside each other, where you would pick which one to use every time you started the computer.

Now, let’s start with the good parts. Ubuntu worked just fine and didn’t give me any trouble. Support for Wacom tablets are included in Ubuntu out of the box, with no need to install additional drivers. My tablet worked like a charm with none of the issues it had been plagued by on windows. But not all was well, as is often the case with these things. When I rebooted my computer to make sure everything was working, I couldn’t get windows to start. It seems my computer skills were not as good as I had convinced myself they were. At the moment of writing, I have yet to find a way to fix it. So that’s a thing.

Have you had any technological mishaps lately?