Feedback on the Dell G7 7588 - Firestar B 15

Asked by Daryl on 2018-08-08

I previously had reported problems with the installer for this hardware and I have it narrowed down now.

In order to boot the installer in a way that allows for recognition of EFI based hardware I had to manually make another boot entry in the bios. I had to aim the file to /EFI/boot/grubx64.efi. If this is not done the system assumes legacy boot and the installation will fail on grub installation. By adding this sentry the installer was able to see the installed system and offer options on dual booting or erasing the drive and installing ubuntu. Without the boot entry in bios the installed system will not be seen by the installer and all options will fail for installation. After boot entry is made I still had to aim for it in boot up options by pressing F12 on boot.

Once installed one needs to go in to grub config and add nomodeset to the kernel boot line.

Reports are that if dual booting is needed that raid for sata controller will need to be selected or enabled in bios. AHCI will slowly kill windows.

Confirmed by a reddit user this method removed a large obstacle in getting ubuntu installed on the Dell G7.

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Daryl (dkuchay1) said : #1

problem solved