Dell Ubuntu Netbook

Matt Harrison matt.harrison82 at
Mon Jun 8 19:31:09 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 3:26 PM, davem at<davem at> wrote:
> ------- Original Message -------
> From    : Karl F. Larsen[mailto:klarsen1 at]
> Sent    : 6/8/2009 2:46:31 PM
> To      : ubuntu-users at
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> Subject : RE: Re: Dell Ubuntu Netbook
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> Douglas Pollard wrote:
>> Hi fgolks,
>>     I bought my wife a Dell Ubuntu Netbook  it has
> a 3.8Gig solid state
>> drive. ( No hard drive). It also has a dell
> modified version of Ubuntu
>> to make it smaller.  I installed and updated for
> ubuntu that installed
>> all the programs and files dell had removed from
> the installed version.
>> Now I need to reinstall dells version from a CD as
> the main drive is
>> full of files. The net book  does not have a cd
> drive I'm thinking I
>> might be able to run the cd in my ubuntu computer
> and reinstall in
>> Ubuntu in the dell computer through a USB port.
> Does anyone have any
>> advice on this and how to do it??
>          Doug
>        If you didn't backup your Netbook before fooling
> around your now ready
> to use the CD-Rom they sent you. I expect you didn't
> get one. Better
> call Dell and see if they can send you their smaller
> one and then quit
> playing with your wife's laptop.
> 73 Karl
> Some of these NetBooks have a read-only partition
> that contains a recovery program. On my eeePC you can
> press one of the function keys (F6 or F9, cant
> recall) while booting, it gives you a menu with the
> option of reloading the default software set. Maybe
> the Dell has the same feature.
> Dave
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Typically on Dell it is Ctrl + F11, but it has to be done after the
POST is completed, when the little blue Dell Bar appears, right before
the OS Boots....assuming this laptop has the BIOS programmed in the
same manner as the desktops.

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