Dell doesn't support Ubuntu 8.04 yet!
So after running numerous versions of Ubuntu on my old Athlon 800 Mhz box, I decided to snag a $500 Dell Inspiron loaded with Ubuntu 7.10.
I wondered "Why not version 8.04". So I merrily went about the process of upgrading 7.10 to 8.04. The result of numerous attempts at upgrading online, from CD (iso download), liveDVD only resulted resulted in a screen full of script reporting "items" frozen.
Dell doesn't support the 8.04 upgrade.
I found this out by calling ubuntu tech support who informed me the present solution is to contact Canonical to take care of this matter.
Here is the [ D E L L ] Ubuntu Linux tech support phone number.
Please, call 'em and give 'em hell for draggin' their feet!
tried the alternate install cd?
Yeah, I like that...
Tried every conceivable form of available install for Ubuntu Linux 8.04 on Dell Inspiron dual core.
All versions and alternate 32bit, 64 bit.
Zero, zilch, the null set.
However, 7.10 works like a champ, just not with newer versions of Firefox 3.0, Transmission,
Firestarter, by default, the updates that 8.04 provides. (Well, by enabling ALL THE usefull repositories,
there are at least 225 upgrade packages, so that's a plus).
Thanks for the feedback,
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