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Failure to boot Fedora 27 to Dell XPS 9650

asked 2017-11-26 03:41:24 -0500

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so I have a new Dell XPS 9650. I downloaded the Fedora Media Writer and installed Fedora 27 Workstation to a USB stick.

I booted from the USB stick, no issues and tried Fedora 27. Love it. Ready to install!

I reboot back to Windows and resize the disk0/SSD to create a new partition to install Fedora 27. (this is fresh out the box, not BIOS settings changed)

Go to boot from USB again. Fail. I get to "Started User Manager for UID 1000" and it stops DEAD. Nothing.

I turned off Secure Boot: Same issue. I changed SATA Mode from the default RAID to AHCI

Again, same issue.

I tried to re-install the image an a different USB, I re-downloaded the ISO, I read the documentation.

I tried everything except killing a chicken and using it's entrails to remove the curse of Windows. That's next.

I didn't buy this laptop to run Windows 10. I hate Windows. And I really like Fedora.

StartBootScreen StratBootFinal

Update: This might be a possible answer, but I am trying to understand the EXACT STEPS to boot using this method.

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answered 2017-11-26 06:13:32 -0500

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The answer is this: Boot using USB. Choose: Troubleshooting Choose: Boot using Basic Graphics

It should all work fine.

It's official, my Dell XPS 15 is a dual-boot bad-grass machine. Lovin' it!

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