A few days ago my new Dell XPS 15 9650 arrived. So far I managed to get only Windows 10 to install, but I really want to use elementary instead. After two days of fiddling around, I finally give up:
I have free disk space which I formatted and changed to an ext4 partition with GParted. Then I took some memory aside for a swap partition, which is equal to the size of my RAM. Trying to install elementary, this message pops up after a few minutes:
"Bootloader couldn't be installed at the right place." (freely translated from German)
I am now presented with 3 options:
- "Please choose another device to install grub", followed by a list of all devices
- "Continue without installation of grub"
- "Abort installation"
Choosing either of that I can't press the next button, or at least it doesn't do anything. Is this a problem of the GUI, or am I doing something completly wrong?
For info: I am using a UEFI system, but I started the live stick in BIOS Legacy mode, because elementary keeps telling me that Windows is installed as such system.
I found this article: https://www.howtogeek.com/114884/how-to-repair-grub2-when-ubuntu-wont-boot/ But since this is a live stick, I can't install that...
And I even think, that I've found a solution, but I don't know how to create such an EFI boot section: https://askubuntu.com/questions/696999/unable-to-install-grub-in-dev-nvme
Could somebody be so kind and help me here out!
Best Regards, Nico