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jason99099
April 17th, 2018, 06:12 PM
Hi, I am a newbie and want to know how can I install Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 15 7560. Can anyone help me with this process? Should I contact Dell Support Number for a confirmation that my laptop supports ubuntu or not?

Tadaen_Sylvermane
April 17th, 2018, 06:20 PM
Image to flash drive, boot image, follow instructions. Linux is no longer the great mystery to install. I'd daresay it's easier to install than Windows. Your laptop most likely supports it just fine. To test just boot a live image and try it out before installation.

oldfred
April 20th, 2018, 06:17 PM
If Windows 10 pre-installed then it is UEFI and you need to install Ubuntu in UEFI boot mode.
How you boot install media is then how it installs, so boot flash drive in UEFI mode.

Ubuntu UEFI install ISO
Also links on how to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive, from Windows or Ubuntu
http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
Easy way to create UEFI only bootable flash drive
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2299040

(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2299040)
Shows install with screen shots. Both BIOS purple accessibility screen & UEFI black grub menu screen
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI

See the steps you need to follow with more explanations & links with details in link in my signature below.
Note that back up of Windows is the most important step.


(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2299040)