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* created a recovery drive: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln299044/how-to-create-and-use-the-dell-windows-recovery-image?lang=en
 
* created a recovery drive: http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln299044/how-to-create-and-use-the-dell-windows-recovery-image?lang=en
 
* turned on developer mode and enabled windows subsystem for Linux: https://www.howtogeek.com/249966/how-to-install-and-use-the-linux-bash-shell-on-windows-10/
 
* turned on developer mode and enabled windows subsystem for Linux: https://www.howtogeek.com/249966/how-to-install-and-use-the-linux-bash-shell-on-windows-10/
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* install ubuntu on the linux subsystem
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* install xming
  
 
*Change SATA Operation so that Ubuntu can see the SSD
 
*Change SATA Operation so that Ubuntu can see the SSD
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**If you reboot and go into the BIOS, SATA Operation should still be AHCI
 
**If you reboot and go into the BIOS, SATA Operation should still be AHCI
  
* Prep drive for Ubuntu install:
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** right click on start menu, select command prompt in admin mode
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** run <code>diskmgmt.msc</code>
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** right click c:, shrink volume ... doesn't work, because it won't let me shrink by more than half.
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* Install Ubuntu:
 
* Install Ubuntu:
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** boot bootable usb stick (hold F2 during boot, and select it from the boot sequence menu)
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** run `sudo gparted`, and reduce the size of the main windows partition to 173000MB
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** run installer, choose option to install along windows boot

Revision as of 23:04, 26 October 2017

Following instructions from

Stuff I did:

  • Change SATA Operation so that Ubuntu can see the SSD
    • Login into Windows 10, and set up Safe Mode: "Change advanced Startup Options" -> "Restart Now" -> "Troubleshoot" > "Advanced options" > "Startup Settings" > "Restart"
    • Boot laptop and press F2 -> BIOS Setup
    • System Configuration -> SATA Operation
    • Change SATA Operation from "RAID On" to "AHCI"
    • Apply and Exit. This will reboot the laptop, and provide several boot options
    • Choose "4. Safe Mode"
    • "Start" -> "Windows System" -> "Control Panel" -> "Device Manager". Check that the "IDE ATA/ATAPI controller" is "Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller"
    • Reboot normally. This should boot into the regular Window 10
    • If you reboot and go into the BIOS, SATA Operation should still be AHCI


  • Install Ubuntu:
    • boot bootable usb stick (hold F2 during boot, and select it from the boot sequence menu)
    • run `sudo gparted`, and reduce the size of the main windows partition to 173000MB
    • run installer, choose option to install along windows boot