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I am trying to install elementary OS on the new XPS 9560.

It comes with windows 10 home. I have installed it, and I have resized my SSD by about half.

I currently have around 480 GB of unallocated space.

I then rufus up a bootable USB with correct hash.

I then boot it up and get to the install mode. But when I come to the part of "Installation type" it doesn't see any device and I don't have access to gparted or anything.

Is this a common occurance?

Hope someone can help. Thanks in advance.

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Tried to install E OS on my dell xps 9550 and found the solution for your problem while searching for mine (how ironic)

1 Reset BIOS settings to default 2 Boot windows 3 Run command 'msconfig ' 4 Tab 'boot' and tap 'safe mode' 5 Restart, enter BIOS and switch RAID to AHCI 6 Restart and windows will boot in Safe mode. 7 Run msconfig and untap safe mode. 8 Restart, insert USB and boot ubuntu. 9 This time it will locatie your SSD drive.

Pls note that this will not work for a HDD

  • This should work... AHCI is one of the key values for disk drives and linux – George Barbaz Jul 23 '17 at 1:29
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For my small company, the Dell XPS 13's are a great fit but don't come with Linux on the cutting edge touchscreens / etc. Linux / elementary / manjaro / ubuntu are all best for our engineers and GIS crew, but there still remain some industry-specific software we need windows for (Pix4d).

We've finally perfected the dual boot installation process after destroying and reinstalling too many OS's... here's what we do.... Most used machine: Dell XPS 13, Windows 10 already installed, no linux yet, often we use Elementary OS

The Definitive XPS 13 dual-boot how to :

  • Make sure Linux USB boot image is created using WINDOWS (so it boots UEFI style, we use Rufus)
  • Windows Partition Manager --> shrink so unallocated space is available for Linux
  • Windows Settings --> Power Options --> Advanced --> Change what power button does --> Allow changes to settings --> turn off fastboot
  • Run 'msconfig' --> boot tab --> safe mode to ON
  • Restart, enter BIOS and switch RAID to AHCI (use f2 on dell logo)
  • Restart and windows will boot in Safe mode
  • Run msconfig again and unselect safe mode
  • Restart, insert USB the moment the computer power toggles
  • F2 again into bios settings, make sure boot sequence is USB first, Windows second
  • Apply and exit
  • Allow system to boot from and install Linux
  • When installer asks about 'partition' --> 'boot alongside windows'
  • let installer do the rest
  • Restart
  • You're done. Choose OS and go.

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