Just got my new Dell XPS 13 (7930) developer edition with Ubuntu 18.04 preinstalled, and want to install Elementary OS 5.1. I flashed the OS onto a USB, booted into the USB and I get the following error message:
This Dell REcovery Media can be used to restore the original factory software. It is recommended you back up all important data before running this tool. ERROR: This recovery media only functions on Dell and Alienware systems purchased with Ubuntu.
So somehow it launches a Dell recovery program. I made sure the correct USB stick is selected.
What might cause this?
I have checked/tried so far:
- The SATA mode in BIOS options is set to AHCI
- Create live USB using mulitple methods/computers/operating systems
- Confirmed the live USB works fine by trying to install it to my old XPS 13 9343 - no issues there
- Tried the
nomodesetoption from e.g. elementary OS won't boot past live CD screen - this resulted in a black screen