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Join Date: Apr 2009
04-24-2010, 03:36 PM
What error messages do you get when attempting to update? Try running "sudo apt-get update" in a terminal (this prompts the system to query the servers for available updates, but doesn't actually install them). If it's successful, you can run "sudo apt-get upgrade" to actually upgrade everything.
If those commands don't work, what does the "/etc/apt/sources.list" file look like? In Ubuntu and related Linux distributions, it's the file that describes where to look for updates (mostly Internet servers). If it's screwed up, you'll have problems.
But reinstallation can be easier at some point. Do you want to reinstall the preinstalled "Dellbuntu"? Or regular Ubuntu? If regular Ubuntu is your goal, there's a wealth of info on the Ubuntu site. Pay particular attention to the "Installation from USB" sections (I assume you don't have a USB optical drive).
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