how-to upgrade Vostro V13n to 10.4?

Miguel A. Hernáiz mxhernaiz at
Wed Jul 21 08:45:55 CDT 2010

Thanks for the advice. I will share with you my impressions on the Vostro
V13n when it arrives next week.

As to other Dell laptops with Ubuntu pre-installed: I wanted something light
and thin (no DVD player needed), so my two options were the Vostro V13n and
the Latitude 13n. But if you are looking for systems with DVD-RW and webcam,
Dell also offers the Vostro 1014 and the 1015.


On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Pastor JW
<pastor_jw at>wrote:

> On Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:25:55 am Miguel A. Hernáiz wrote:
> > Just ordered my Vostro V13n! I called Dell to find out about differences
> > between the Vostro V13n and the Latitude 13, and ended up having them
> > customize for me a Vostro V13n with the Core 2 Solo processor, the 320gb
> > 7200rpm hard drive and a 1.3 webcam with digital mic for just $549.
> >
> > The system has not arrived just yet but I'm already wondering what is the
> > best approach to upgrade to 10.4, making sure that webcam and mic keep
> > working. Should I upgrade the factory-shipped image of Ubuntu, use a
> fresh
> > download from or use the iso found at
> >
> >
> Congrats on your new machine!!  The upgrade should go via web install on
> your
> factory install just fine keeping everything in place like the factory
> set-up
> was.  I would however, make a CD of the factory setup, the iso is generally
> on
> your desktop when you first boot the machine.
> I have been very happy with the four Inspiron 1525n machines we bought and
> we
> wanted two more lately  but sadly Dell wasn't offering any laptops that
> would
> fit our needs.  We depend heavily on Skype and DVD playing abilities.  We
> were
> thinking of upgrading all six to more modern machines but it was not to be.
> Ended up having to buy the two needed Kubuntu machines elsewhere instead of
> from Dell.
> --
> 73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n><   PDGA# 35276
>  _Registered Kubuntu User: #27403
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