I upgraded to a Dell Inspiron 17R SE (7720) a few months back and recently decided that I was missing Ubuntu.
I've download 13.04 and done all the necessary. The DVD didn't load but I was expecting that. I understand that fastboot and Intel SRT need to be switched off so I got into the BIOS but there are no options for them anywhere.
I also can't get to the UEFI settings via the hold shift and restart method. There is no UEFI Firmware setting option on the advanced menu as there is in the link below (scroll waaayyy down).
So, I'm wondering, is this down to Dell? Have they made it so that I can't tamper with it and, by extension, use an alternative OS?
After 8 hours of tinkering I've given up. Anyone else had this? I'm trying to convince myself that Win 8 isn't that bad but it's no Ubuntu....