Dell, 1525n and the 8.04 LTS release

Pastor JW pastor_jw at
Thu Jul 10 13:20:17 CDT 2008

On Thursday 10 July 2008 10:55:03 am 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')

I agree, I used update manager to upgrade my new 1525n.  I was worried I'd 
lose things like LinDVD but since It was a brand new computer I did not have 
much to lose I thought as I could just reinstall the ubuntu-dell-reinstall 
from the disk.  It is listed as an option in grub.  Anyway, not to worry as 
it was totally hassle free!  All done via the net wirelessly.  I did the 
upgrade four days after receiving my 1525n and one day after 8.04 was 
released!  Dell has the support page for 8.04 at and each of these fixes were 
in place in a very timely manner!  Oh and BTW-, two of my associate pastor's 
received their 1525n's yesterday and the remaining one shows on his tracker 
as currently out for delivery!!  They were all told the almost a month's 
delay was due to a battery shortage problem for the 1525.

73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n><   PDGA# 35276

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