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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on Dell XPS 13 Alongside Windows from USB

    Glad you got it working and thanks for the details.

    Other will find this if they search forum and it will help them and I will link to it for others that post asking for help on a Dell.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on Dell XPS 13 Alongside Windows from USB

    Thanks again for your support!
    Is there a way to edit my first post in this thread to add a direct link to post #10 for users looking for a solution?
    Think

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on Dell XPS 13 Alongside Windows from USB

    Because of spam you only have a limited time to edit old posts. I will add the link.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on Dell XPS 13 Alongside Windows from USB

    Nice guide, lviggiani! This is the same thing I intend to for the Dell XPS 12 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2116382).

    Still a few questions/remarks:

    I believe that 12.10 64 bit is created to work with Secure Boot. Have you disabled it because you have ran into problems, or you just did it because they warned you for that in other topics?

    Similar question for Intel (R) Smart Connect Technology and Intel (R) Rapid Start Technology: do they need to be disabled? If yes, can they be reenabled after installation?

    The Sputnik kernel is something they used to ship Dell XPS 13 laptops as developer machines in US. Lot of the ppa are uitilities for developing.
    Some ppa's are for functionality. Is there a chance that some of them will corrupt my system because they specific for the XPS 13 and not for the XPS 12?

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on Dell XPS 13 Alongside Windows from USB

    Quote Originally Posted by ATEGEV View Post
    Nice guide, lviggiani! This is the same thing I intend to for the Dell XPS 12 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2116382).

    Still a few questions/remarks:

    I believe that 12.10 64 bit is created to work with Secure Boot. Have you disabled it because you have ran into problems, or you just did it because they warned you for that in other topics?

    Similar question for Intel (R) Smart Connect Technology and Intel (R) Rapid Start Technology: do they need to be disabled? If yes, can they be reenabled after installation?

    The Sputnik kernel is something they used to ship Dell XPS 13 laptops as developer machines in US. Lot of the ppa are uitilities for developing.
    Some ppa's are for functionality. Is there a chance that some of them will corrupt my system because they specific for the XPS 13 and not for the XPS 12?
    Hi,
    about the secure boot, I experienced problems... If you eneable it, ubuntu will not boot as you'll ge a signature error. I tried then in boot-repair to go to advanced mode and select "secure boot". It installs the "signed" version of the linux image but then I got troubles in booting windows. Honestly I didn't investigate too much on this... I just went back to boot-repair and did the standard repair, unistalled the "signed" version of the linux image, disabled secure boot from bios and my system was dual booting again. However if you want to play a bit with boot-repair options you may be able to have secure boot working. BTW it doesn't out of the box.

    The Intel smart stuff, I disabled it during installation (not 100% sure that this is actually required, but I've read everywhere to do so). Then I could re enable it and everything is working fine.

    About the sputnik ppa you need it to be able to control screen and keyboard backlit as well as multi-touch. You'll see that it will only uodate kernel.
    To me everythings works fine with that ppa. However do not enable the quantal-proposed ppa in software source. If you do so (at least in my experience) it will install kernel 3.5.0.24 and you will not be able to see the screen anymore (the lightness stay almost at 0 and you cannot adjoust it). With kernel 3.5.0.23 (either removing the stuff form quantal-proposed or selecting 3.5.0.23 kernel from grub menu) everything works fine. Again, I did not spent too much on this and just removed the quantal-proposed stuff.

    I hope this will help.
    Cheers.
    Think

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on Dell XPS 13 Alongside Windows from USB

    I followed this article & it worked well.

    http://www.calazan.com/how-to-instal...-13-ultrabook/

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on Dell XPS 13 Alongside Windows from USB

    Hi,

    Thanks for the post @lviggiani, but it's not working for me.

    I get to the hold shift/restart/select USB part and then it just boots straight back into Windows.

    I've followed all the instructions and tried various combinations of things being enabled/disabled, but the only way we can get the USB to be recognised at all is to use the legacy mode boot.

    Has anyone else hit this block?

    Any ideas? Thanks/sorry/Linux n00b

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on Dell XPS 13 Alongside Windows from USB

    Quote Originally Posted by divydovy View Post
    Hi,

    Thanks for the post @lviggiani, but it's not working for me.

    I get to the hold shift/restart/select USB part and then it just boots straight back into Windows.

    I've followed all the instructions and tried various combinations of things being enabled/disabled, but the only way we can get the USB to be recognised at all is to use the legacy mode boot.

    Has anyone else hit this block?

    Any ideas? Thanks/sorry/Linux n00b
    Hi, I suggest you to check the followings:

    1) Ubuntu must be 64 bit version
    2) Ubuntu must be 12.04.2 or above
    3) Create the USB installer by ubuntu startup disk creator
    4) Try changing the usb port (left / right)
    5) Try with another USB stick (do not use sandisk cruiser usb drive with the U3 feature)

    I suggest you to try different USB drives as a couple didn't work to me as well.
    I hope this will help.
    Think

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on Dell XPS 13 Alongside Windows from USB

    Hey,

    I'm trying to do this on my Dell XPS 12. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. My problem is NOT that I can't install Ubuntu, but that it won't boot after install. Due to that I'm not able to to any boot repair stuff. Can somebody explain the important things so ubuntu boots after install?

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on Dell XPS 13 Alongside Windows from USB

    You can run Boot-Repair from your live installer -DVD or Flash drive. Or you can download it as a Linux repairCD.

    Post the link to the BootInfo report that this creates. Is part of Boot-Repair:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info
    Boot Repair -Also handles LVM, GPT, separate /boot and UEFI dual boot.:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    You can repair many boot issues with this or 'Create BootInfo' report (Other Options) & post the link it creates, so we can see your exact configuration and diagnose advanced problems.
    LighterWeight (Lubuntu based) Boot-RepairCD
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/files/
    Full Ubuntu 13.04 liveDVD or USB Flash drive Installer with Boot-Repair included (for newer computers)
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinuxSecureRemix
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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