Feedback on the Dell Precision Tower 7910 - Avalon

Asked by christen on 2015-06-11

I got a Precision Tower 7910, but with windows instead of Ubuntu, an error from DELL). I am trying to get an exchange from DELL, but not sure they will do that. In the meantime:

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04, it did not work.
I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04, but at re-boot => no system

Question:
Where to get the DELL Ubuntu 12.04 for this machine ? I could not find a link.
How to properly configure this new BIOS I discovered ?
Can I then upgrade to 14.04 ?

Thanks in advance
Best regards
Richard Christen
<email address hidden>

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

If it was an error from Dell, then they have to care for solving the problem - either by providing you with the right system, or by sending installation media to you.

As written in http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201405-15066/
"Standard images of Ubuntu may not work at all on the system or may not work well..."

About the (un-)availability of customized images for such system please see
FAQ #1523: “Where can I find a Pre-install/Manufacturer image”.
FAQ #1523: “Where can I find a Pre-install/Manufacturer image”.

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