Dell previously shipped Ubuntu 8.10 on a variety of machines
worldwide. This wiki serves as a launchpoint to provide information
about the Ubuntu image that was being shipped as well as known issues for
systems that are shipped with this release of Ubuntu.
If you are currently using Ubuntu (either on a supported system or loaded it yourself), feel free to add details on the known issues pages.
This known issues section can be used to track known issues with
this release of Ubuntu and any fixes/workarounds. These can be generic
to all Dell hardware, specific to supported hardware or even community driven personally installed hardware.
The factory installation process is a layered process that supports
adding in additional drivers, software packages, and fixes. Because of
this, it's not possible to post an entire image that will work on every
system. Instead, a base image is available that provides a majority of
support for Dell hardware and doesn't include any proprietary software
or codecs that you only get if purchasing a system with Ubuntu on it
already. Be sure to visit the known issues section for information
about problems you may run into.
Factory Recovery ISO
Factory Reinstallation Directions
If you have purchased a system with Ubuntu pre-loaded,
congratulations. After creating your user, one of the first things you
should do is create recovery media that contains all of the preloaded
software, drivers, and scripts. This media is specific to your
Create Recovery Media