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Thread: New Dell E6430s can not update from 11.10 to 12.04

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    new Dell laptop upgrade to 12.04

    I just purchased a new Dell Latitude E6430s pre-installed from Dell with 11.10 and all of the Dell drivers.

    In the Update Manager, I changed the Settings to notify me of new versions and it now shows '12.04 LTS' is available. When I click on the Upgrade button it will download two files, then nothing, no errors, no lockups, it just returns back to the Update Manager. I tried it several times, rebooted, and left it on over night hoping it was downloading more...

    After the update, my goal is to install KVM to install multiple OSs (one for work, one for learning to not worry about missing-up...) Your help is appreciated. I am new and putting my money where my mouth is to learn linux...

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    Re: new Dell laptop upgrade to 12.04

    I forgot to mention, this was after I did the few hundred 11.10 updates successfully. Also, it is 11.10 64 bit and I plan to leave it at 12.04 long term. I am now downloading the 12.04 x64 iso now. I hope there is a better way...

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    New Dell E6430s can not update from 11.10 to 12.04

    I just purchased a new Dell Latitude E6430s with 11.10 x64 pre-installed, including Dell's drivers.

    I did the few hundred 11.10 updates successfully. In the Update Manager, I changed the Settings to notify me of new versions and it now shows '12.04 LTS' is available. When I click on the Upgrade button it will download two files, then nothing, no errors, no lockups, it just returns back to the Update Manager. I tried it several times, rebooted, and left it on over night hoping it was downloading more...

    I suspect Dell has somehow disabled or locked upgrades. I called Dell support to ask about the issue. They said the only support the operating system that was shipped with the computer, no upgrades...

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    Re: New Dell E6430s can not update from 11.10 to 12.04

    Maybe you can download wubi.exe for 12.04 LTS from the ubuntu website and manually install.

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    Re: New Dell E6430s can not update from 11.10 to 12.04

    How did you get on with the manual installation of 12.04?

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    Re: New Dell E6430s can not update from 11.10 to 12.04

    ugm6hr what do u mean

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    Wink Re: New Dell E6430s can not update from 11.10 to 12.04

    I would suggest a fresh installation over the upgrade. I had a lot of trouble with upgrades and find it less of a hassle to reinstall. I went to the ubuntu website downloaded the iso and burned it with Brasero disc burner. If you have important files or like 11.10 I would back it up on a cd or something. But I think 12.04 is way better.

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