I just got the newest version of the XPS 13 yesterday. Has anyone managed to get an Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual boot figured out?
I tried all of the step-by-step instructions listed here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12486498&postcount=10
I've noticed that some people have had issues on the previous versions using the RHS USB 3.0 slot and had to use the USB 2.0 slot. However, both slots of this newest version are USB 3.0!!
I've even tried using an external DVD drive with a live CD.
Using the above instructions verbatim, at best the system reboots and ignores the USB/DVD. At worst, it seems to hang and do nothing. It actually has me a little concerned that it would actually recognize a rescue USB for Windows 8!!
Where it usually hangs is when I follow the instructions:
In Windows 8 find the power off icon (i.e. hit the bottom-left corner and select settings) press it and select reboot while holding the shift key down
Select "Use a device" (again translated from IT)
Select "USB Storage Device" <--- Hangs, often leaving a faded screen with the options
I have even tried making a USB option in the Bios. The problem with that, upon the next reboot, it seems to not see the USB stick that's still in the slot!!
I bought this machine purely with the intention of dual-booting. It's a beautifully awesome machine.