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Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015) Install Ubuntu 15.10

I've been able to install (X)ubuntu 15.10 on the XPS 13 9350 but I'm having issues with it working with Secure Boot enabled. 

When Secure Boot is enabled, I get dropped to initramfs after splash screen.

Can anyone provide a detailed step by step to install 15.10  properly?

Some things that I've had to consider:

Fast Boot, SRT, Home Partition Encryption

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RE: Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015) Install Ubuntu 15.10

I haven't made more progress than you -- but one thing I did notice is that Ubuntu fails to see the built-in hard drive (in my case a PCIe SSD). I can use the BIOS > Configuration > SATA to change the drive mode from "RAID ON" to "AHCI ON", and then linux sees the drive. Did you have this problem too?

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RE: Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015) Install Ubuntu 15.10

Right struggled with this for awhile. Ubuntu installer and live CD doesn't see the SSD unless you go into AHCI mode, then everything installs fine even with Secure Boot and UEFI mode enabled. The problem is this breaks Windows, so I'm having trouble dual booting. Can't figure out how to get Windows 10 to use AHCI mode, and Ubuntu doesn't find the SSD in Raid On mode...

Other than that, everything in Ubuntu seemed to work fine so far other than Suspend/Resume which just crashes the computer. (and wifi of course but just get rid of the broadcom chip and install the intel 7265).

Would really love to get Ubuntu installed and working in Raid On mode if that's even possible. Otherwise would be good to get Windows working in AHCI mode.

If I can get this to work, I'll post a detailed step by step that explains how.

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RE: Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015) Install Ubuntu 15.10

Secure boot needs to be disabled.

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RE: Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015) Install Ubuntu 15.10

I was able to get a dual boot setup by:

1. Create recovery usb from Windows

2.  Switch to AHCI in BIOS settings

3.  Boot into Windows rexocerecovery and restore ("preserve files")

4. Shrink windows partition, disable fast boot

5. Install Ubuntu into the empty space

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RE: Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015) Install Ubuntu 15.10

Here's a link to my more detailed notes on installing Ubuntu on the new Dell XPS 13 9350

RE: Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015) Install Ubuntu 15.10

Great Job, thanks for compiling the info!!

I can confirm that for the FHD version power management works (recover from supend) with Ubuntu 15.10 and Kernel 4.3 RC7, if that's something you want to add to your notes.

EDIT: added FHD version info

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carl0
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RE: Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015) Install Ubuntu 15.10

hey guys and delltron9350,

i found a way to stay with the preinstalled windows & how to get hte wifi card work with ubuntu

check it out if you want:  http://secretundergroundla.ir/wifi-on-xps-13-9350-with-ubuntu-15-10/

schakrava
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RE: Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015) Install Ubuntu 15.10

I just tried your instructions and they worked perfectly! I haven't used windows in a very long time, so I found the windows related instructions to be a bit vague, but not hard to figure out. Thanks for giving back!

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RE: Dell XPS 13 9350 (November 2015) Install Ubuntu 15.10

I just spent a few hours trying to make my windows bootable again after switching to AHCI. How did you manage?

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