Dell is NOT currently shipping Ubuntu 9.10. This wiki serves as a launchpoint to provide information
about the Ubuntu image that will be shipped as well as known issues for
systems that are shipped with 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, it's possible to generate a base image 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.
Build 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
New to Dell forums, had my Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop for six months now. The first thing I did was get rid of Vista and install Linux. I've tried a lot of distributions, plain Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Linux Mint, all in both i386 and x86_64. They all failed in one fashion or another. Even the famous openSUSE could not satisfy me. Redhat would not work either. Finally I came across a forum in Ubuntu, a man said he had Ubuntu 9.04 like Dell put in their computers, so I went to that site and looking further found Ubuntu 9.10, Dell_X02. That's what I have in mine now with Kubuntu Desktop and KDE 4.3.2. The only thing is, it's i386, not x86_64. What I like, though, is this distro. uses all my hardware drivers, "no problems with wireless" and no incompatibilities. Thanks Dell and Mario for letting this out.
<p>I have installed Ubuntu Lucid 32-bits in my Dell Inspiron 1501 with WinXP dual boot. I works nice, is faster than WinXP and I have no problems to install restricted drivers. I hope to buy my next laptop with Ubuntu instead of WinXP. The Ubuntu Comunity have many answers to my questions whether I looked for any support.</p>
<p>I did not try to install the Ubuntu 64-bits distribution although the laptop processor is able, because I have WinXP 32-bits installed.</p>