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    Problem Reinstalling Ubuntu to Dell Mini

    I had to reinstall ubuntu via the cd that came with the Dell Mini. The process freezes at the point where it says "Writing utility partition to/dev/sda1
    If anyone has a solution please respond.
    Thank you

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    Re: Problem Reinstalling Ubuntu to Dell Mini

    Welcome to the forums!

    If you are referring to the Dell/lpia version of Ubuntu 8.04 that came preinstalled on the Dell Mini series, it is now completely unsupported and obsolete. Which model Dell Mini do you have?

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    Re: Problem Reinstalling Ubuntu to Dell Mini

    I have a Dell Mini 910

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    Re: Problem Reinstalling Ubuntu to Dell Mini

    You should be able to run the current 12.04 release on your Mini 910. This is a "long term support" release through April 2017. You may find that the Xubuntu variant is a little snappier on your low-spec netbook.

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    Re: Problem Reinstalling Ubuntu to Dell Mini

    I have tried to do this. I downloaded the desktop version of software to a usb. Not sure how to unpack the file without it installing to my non-ubuntu computer

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    Re: Problem Reinstalling Ubuntu to Dell Mini

    Here are easy instructions to create a bootable/installable Ubuntu USB using Windows: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/...ick-on-windows

    More detailed explanation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

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    Re: Problem Reinstalling Ubuntu to Dell Mini

    Thank you I will try the above sites.
    Appreciate the help

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