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bakinmola
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on XPS 12

Has anyone had any success installing Ubunut 13.04 on their XPS 12?

The UEFI settings are a pain! If I try turning the Secure Boot off and leaving UEFI enabled, I get a message stating that there is a missing file:

file:\ubuntu\winboot\wubildr.mbr

status: 0xc000007b

If I try turning UEFI off and using the legacy boot option, I receive an error stating there is no boot drive... I am booting from USB and have changed the boot order in the BIOS.

Any help out there?

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ieee488
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RE: Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on XPS 12

You'll get better answers over at http://www.ubuntuforums.com

I would go with 12.04 because the security updates are supported until 2017.

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emk2203
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RE: Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on XPS 12

Since the machine is new, it is much better supported in later versions of Ubuntu. I get mine on 21 October, which is one week after the release of Ubuntu 13.10, and I am going to install 13.10 right away. I already read from others who installed the beta that it works quite well, but you need to adjust all the touch settings to your liking (they are set to conventional operation after install).

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bakinmola
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RE: Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on XPS 12

Thanks but I had tried out a few of the Ubuntu board solutions before coming here...

In case anyone else with an XPS 12 is having this problem... one thing I tried that has helped was to create a UUI USB stick for the live install. Now I can boot into Ubuntu 13.04 with the USB plugged in... and if I were willing to completely wipe my HDD, I could do a clean install. But I'm still not able to dual boot yet.

The instructions for creating the UUI are here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

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