Dell, 1525n and the 8.04 LTS release

Mario Limonciello mario_limonciello at
Thu Jul 10 13:01:24 CDT 2008

Indeed going forward be sure to do the command line

    sudo do-release-upgrade


    sudo update-manager

for doing upgrades between releases as that resolves some changes that
are not representable in debian packaging.


Art Alexion wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-07-10 at 13:31 -0400, Richard Kerver wrote:
>> First, there's nothing to the rumor that Dell withdrew the 1525n -
>> probably just a mistake.  Second, the Dell Linux team continues their
>> good work on the 8.04 ISO and the word is "soon".   I own a 1535n and
>> am very happy with continued commitment and support from both Dell and
>> Canonical.  I'll upgrade to 8.04 when the ISO comes out using the
>> Synaptic upgrade path - the ISO burned to a DVD as the primary line of
>> defense, and reassurance.  For announcement of the release check both,
>> I'd say by August:
>> You guys are awsome!  Thanks.
> You may want to try update-manager (gui) or update-manager-core (cli) as
> they are the methods recommended by Ubuntu for 7.10 -> 8.04 upgrades.  I
> personally upgraded 6 machines, using the command line, and can vouch
> that the ones I did with
> $ sudo update-manager-core
> went much smoother than those I did with 
> $ sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude dist-upgrade (after editing
> sources.list to replace 'gutsy' with 'hardy')
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