maclion
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issues with installing Linux on an XPS 8900

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A number of Linux distributions fail install effort on an XPS 8900. (most of which worked well on an XPS 8500)

Any solutions to enable an installation for dual booting with Linux?

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fozzy8900
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RE: issues with installing Linux on an XPS 8900

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I ran into the same problem initially: the system would just hang early in the installation process. Editing the grub command line to boot the kernel with the following option solved he issue for me:

   pcie_aspm=off

You obviously have to make it persistent after installation if you don't want to have to edit the command line on every boot.

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speedstep
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RE: issues with installing Linux on an XPS 8900

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Use WUBI and install onto NTFS partition.

 http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2132256

 


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dunaybd
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RE: issues with installing Linux on an XPS 8900

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WUBI doesn't work with Windows 10. I don't think you can even get to the BIOS without booting Windows first. Even then, it may be impossible to turn off UEFI and get a clean Linux boot. It looks like Dell and Microsoft has made a native install of Linux on the XPS 8900 impossible for the user. If someone knows how to do this please correct me!

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maclion
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RE: issues with installing Linux on an XPS 8900

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at start of bootup (Dell logo displays), F2 brings up a bios menu...

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fozzy8900
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RE: issues with installing Linux on an XPS 8900

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I ran into the same problem initially: the system would just hang early in the installation process. Editing the grub command line to boot the kernel with the following option solved he issue for me:

   pcie_aspm=off

You obviously have to make it persistent after installation if you don't want to have to edit the command line on every boot.

fozzy8900
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RE: issues with installing Linux on an XPS 8900

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For dual boot, I configured the BIOS to boot the Linux partition first.

And grub's OS prober should automatically add an entry at the bottom of your grub menu to let you boot Windows, allowing you to boot either of them:

Something like this in /etc/grub2-efi.cfg:

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

menuentry 'Windows Boot Manager (on /dev/sda1)' --class windows --class os $menuentry_id_option 'osprober-efi-AF97-6351' {

insmod part_gpt

insmod fat

set root='hd0,gpt1'

if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then

 search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,gpt1 --hint-efi=hd0,gpt1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,gpt1  AF97-6351

else

 search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root AF97-6351

fi

chainloader /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi

}

Booting Linux from the Windows boot loader is harder.

maclion
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RE: issues with installing Linux on an XPS 8900

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Thank you very much for taking the time to reply and providing the solution to my issue.

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Kam135
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RE: issues with installing Linux on an XPS 8900

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Sorry to hitch a ride here. If I don't have this path /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi,

was my grub installation corrupted ?

    chainloader /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi

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steceko
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RE: issues with installing Linux on an XPS 8900

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Hello All, Sorry for may be disturbing you, I am also using a desktop Dell XPS 8900. But me I'm trying to dual boot Kali linux with Windows 10 and I'm having that same error (AER: Corrected error received: id=00e0). Please, I would like how can apply the suggested modifications for this case. Thansks in advance. Best Regards.
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