I finally gave up on trying to straighten out my ubuntu 10.10 upgrade. Did a re-install of 10.4 and everything works perfectly again. This time no partition so no vista.
The only things holding me back were turbo tax and quickbooks.
This year I'm using outright.com and tax act.
Goodbye Bill Gates. I'm free.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.