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Hello,

I just received my brand new Latitude e7450, what a beautiful machine.  I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 and am having trouble.  I want to wipe windows off the machine and use Ubuntu as the only OS.

Here's what I've done so far. I downloaded Rufus to create a bootable USB drive, then downloaded Ubuntu 14.04. When the download was complete, I used Rufus to create a bootable USB drive with the 14.04 iso. I did this on my Lenovo T530 last night. Today My Dell Latitude e7450 was delivered. I fired up the Dell and went through the initial Windows setup, then shut down. I inserted the USB drive and re started the Dell. When the Dell logo appeared, I pressed the <f2> key, then the <f12> to bring up the boot menu. The left side had the boot options, HDD, USB, DVD, and HHI (or something like that) with all the check boxes checked. I turned off all the boxes except USB. The right side had a box where you could change the boot order. I left that unchanged. I clicked on apply, then exit. The machine ran for a few minutes with a blank screen, then a blinking cursor appeared in the upper left corner. From here nothing happened. I pressed the <f12> key and the boot menu returned. This time I changed the boot order to show USB first. Then clicked apply and exit with the same results. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
john

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I figured it out.  Clicking on the <f2> key was the problem.  The solution was to click on the <f12> key to bring up the one time boot menu.  Then the install went quick and easy and Ubuntu is up and running on my new Dell.

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I figured it out.  Clicking on the <f2> key was the problem.  The solution was to click on the <f12> key to bring up the one time boot menu.  Then the install went quick and easy and Ubuntu is up and running on my new Dell.

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