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Revision as of 10:55, 3 January 2018 by Anton
Following instructions from
Stuff I did:
- booted windows 10, completed setup
- downloaded and installed windows updates
- downloaded bios update from http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/products/?app=drivers
- 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/
- install ubuntu on the linux subsystem
- install xming
- 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
Switching between Nvidia and Intel
Use these commands:
sudo prime-select intel sudo prime-select nvidia prime-select query
After switching, you have to reboot. When Intel is selected, it seems to hang on reboot, but can be booted in recovery mode (and immediately leave recovery mode).