Hi to the community.
I have an Inspiron 15 7000 with no internal DVD drive. I have been attempting to load, at this point, any linux distribution onto this machine, natively (no dual boot). I have tried ubuntu, debian and fedora, but the install disk for each starts the install but then at some point the machine "hangs" (all activity stops). On boot, I am able to choose the DVD drive, which is recognized, by choosing it from the boot loader options. But, as I mentioned, the install eventually hangs.
I am NOT attempting dual boot but eventually wish to run from an external USB drive.
linux DOES run on a virtual machine running on Win 10.
What is the trick for loading linux from an external drive?
Thank you for the reply,
In the original post I mentioned that I had tried ubuntu 14.4, ubuntu 16.06, debian 7.0, fedora 23.
I have the same problem.
I bought my dell last October 2017 and I have not been able to install any Linux distribution. I just tried with Ubuntu 18.04, and nothing.
I have tried every possible manual/help: Disable Fast Boot, SATA Operation Mode to AHCI, nomodeset, ...
The only problem I could think of is the second SSD drive I added (Crucial MX300 CT525MX300SSD1 525 GB), that could cause any incompatibility issue??
I think I will be stuck with Linux my next 4 or 5 years