The Dell Linux Engineering team has a customized copy ISO of the
Ubuntu 9.04 Live DVD available for download. It is important to note
that this actually contains the identical live filesystem as the 9.04
DVD. A majority of the work for enabling Ubuntu is included within
Ubuntu 9.04. If you already have installed or upgraded to 9.04, there
is very little incentive to install this. By using this disk, you will
gain these customizations:
You will have the Dell recovery framework put in place that allows you to do a recovery from a recovery partition.
Flash will be pre-installed
AMD or NVIDIA proprietary drivers will be pre-installed if you have an AMD or NVIDIA graphics card.
Additional audio mixer volumes will be set to default at 100% (such as Front or PCM). Main will still be at 80%. Lots of Dell laptops audio is improved by this, and now the full range of audio is controllable by the hotkeys.
The system will be configured to use grub2.
Patches directly relevant to Dell hardware have been developed since
this media was created. It's recommended that you perform all available
updates after using this DVD.
If you already have a Dell system with Ubuntu shipped on it,
you should use that DVD to perform the recovery. The DVD playback
software and media playback codecs are NOT included in this public
image. Using this DVD will produce a system very similar towhat you
receive when ordering Ubuntu, but not identical.
Download Dell Ubuntu Image
DISCLAIMER: This image is unofficial Dell
recovery media and are provided as-is. Do not call Dell Technical
support with questions about this image, or software installed by this
image, as they will not be able to help you. If you have any questions,
please send an email to the Dell linux-desktops mailing list.
As of 9.04 this image now has the option to perform an
installation side by side with Windows w/ Dell addons or to remove all
existing content and perform a fresh install.
Please visit OS Reinstallation
for more information.
Ubuntu 9.04 Dell Ubuntu ISO
To burn this ISO image, you can use any CD burning application, or copy it to a USB key using USB Creator
For directions on how to use and install the image, please visit OS Reinstallation