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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Updating Ubuntu on a Dell Inspirion 1010

I bought my son a Dell Inspirion 1010 Netbook and both the machine and Ubuntu have been for the most part great.

I had to clean out a series of Yahoo bloatware programs and I'll write a post soon about building out an Ubuntu installation for a college student.

One glitch I did encounter was that the update manager refused to complete because it encountered an error (System -> Administration -> Update Manager).

After a very responsive call to Dell I was told to open a terminal window and enter:

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Once the system was reconfigured by this command, Update Manager worked just fine.

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