Article Number: 000114861
This article provides the steps to take to reset the Dell OEM Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 Linux Developer Edition to the factory state.
Dell’s custom OEM Ubuntu systems ship with a Restore Ubuntu to factory state option. This will erase all data, wipe programs, and reset the system to the original factory state which it was received in when first taken out of the box.
Follow the steps below to perform the factory reset:
Figure 1: Restore Ubuntu to factory state menu
Figure 2: Restore Linux OS partitions
The computer should then start the restore process. The computer will reboot several times during this process. When finished, the computer will boot to the Dell Out-of-box-experience. You will then be able to select a Wi-fi network (if available), setup your user account, and configure your region settings before logging in for the first time.
20 Nov 2020