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Using firefox on a computer with both winXP and Ubuntu, having the Firefox profile-map in a separate partition, I would like not to have to delete the "parent lock" each time I want to use Firefox.

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I have Firefox in the Windowspartition of my computer and in the Linuxpartition of my computer, I have a third partition where I store my personal data, such as my Firefox-profile-map and my download-map. If I don't manually delete "Parent Lock" Firefox won't start saying that there is already a session open. It would be better not to have this parentlock-system.

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It would be better to use two separate profiles for each Operating System and sync the data between the two as there may be other problems as well with the caches that current Firefox versions use and other files that store OS dependent file paths.

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It would be better to use two separate profiles for each Operating System and sync the data between the two as there may be other problems as well with the caches that current Firefox versions use and other files that store OS dependent file paths.

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The problem was that the separate partition where the firefox-profile is stored, wasn't "mounted" during startup in Ubuntu. I changed the filesystem table so that the partition is mounted automatically during startup and noticed that Firefox starts perfectly now.