Yep, the issue I'm asking about is not the misallocation of memory per se, but the request to send the machine back.
I can sort of see why they'd want me to send it back to fix the SSD
memory issue (although the benefit to me will only be a gig or so, IF any), but I'm also surprised that they have not posted a solution for me to use on-line, ie, an upgrade package that would utilized the missing memory (again, if any). The error message form the update manager is in the same category.
The upgrade problem is probably due to you enabling all the regular repositories. Dell Mini 9's version of Ubuntu is customized by Dell and Canonical for the best performance out of the little machine. It also uses a different architecture, LPIA, instead of the regular x86. Therefore you should only update from the dell.canonical.com site.
I think I've got that sorted out.
Disabling ALL, not some of the tick marks under the 'Ubuntu Software' tab in the 'Software Source' utility gets rid of the message. Dont remember what the default config was when I received the machine, but the error message was there from day 1. So, it was probably a simple error of filling in ticks in the wrong tab in the wrong program...
Since we're on the subject, what is the update frequency of the Dell repositories? It appears they upgrade once every few weeks - so I'm a little surprised that their cycle is so long. Is this the way Dell has structured it, or is there something I've configured wrong again? I am scheduled to check for updates daily.
I don't believe there's a problem with your computer at all. But you can try to see what you'll get with the "upgraded
I think so too, and I'm a little leery to do away with my mini 9 for 10 days or so... It would really suck if they upgraded it, only to get no benefit, so I'm trying to see if anyone else was in the same situation and got anything out of it. Now, if they did the upgrade to 8.10, then, it might be worth my time, but the lady said the standard is still 8.04.01 netbook remix (same as the current install), so I see no benefit to it.
I simply will not send it back to them...