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wmoerdijk
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Dell XPS 13 9350 Dual boot with Win/Linux, boot loader errors

Hi,

Not an expert. Tried a lot of things trying to make my laptop dual boot Win and Lin. UEFI doesnt work anymore (no boot options available), I have AHCI off, use legacy boot option, secure boot off.

Installing Ubuntu gives fatal error installing Grub.

If I run the Startup repair from the W10 DVD it sais it cant repair.

So there seems to be something wrong with the boot sector?

Now I can only install W10, before I could install Linux but even that doesn't work anymore due to the bootloader error. Before it installed but had different problems with the bootloader. Either it wouldnt show up (and started W10) or it just restarted after choosing W10, only Linux would boot.

Tried to delete all partitions with Gparted from live usb but no result.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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lalangle
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RE: Dell XPS 13 9350 Dual boot with Win/Linux, boot loader errors

Hi WMoerdijk,


Not an expert either. Just received my new XPS 13 9350 yesterday, and while launching I've the "No boot Device Found. Press any key to reboot the machine" message. After diagnosis everything seems to be working just fine, but I have no idea of what to do. Besides, it is not my job to do it.

It is absolutely unacceptable to still receive today computers that do not work properly without spending hours to fix problems that should not exist, with customer support barely unfindable.

Is it a problem with all XPS 13 9350 or were we the lucky guys ?

Martin

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wmoerdijk
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RE: Dell XPS 13 9350 Dual boot with Win/Linux, boot loader errors

Were you just booting W10 or trying to install Linux? There are certainly a lot of issues with the boot options with Dell computers. I knew it was gonna be harder than a Lenovo, but it seems I will have to let it repair by a myself, Dell is not gonna help despite the fact that they clearly stated that you can have a dual boot on this laptop. If anyone is reading this that wants to dual boot Win and Lin: don't buy a Dell, go for a Lenovo.

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