I just bought a new Dell XPS 15 9570. It comes stock with the new Windows 10. But as I'm a developer I want to use windows for misc. tasks and a linux distro for developing stuff. So I came to the conclusion to dual boot. I have a 512 SSD, and Want to effectively split the 512GB, 260GB windows and the rest the linux distro.
Steps I've taken:
- Created a Windows Recovery USB
- Created a Kubuntu live usb
- Shrank the windows volume down the required size and left ~~200GB for the linux partition
- Booted from the Linux Live usb
- Installed kubuntu onto the 200GB partition that was made, whilst making the bootloader part of kubuntu install into my windows bootloader partition
- Installation finished properly
- Rebooted computer
- Booted into windows and I couldn't boot into the linux distro anymore
Problems I faced and solutions I tried:
- There is no ubuntu grub. When I go into my BIOS/UEFI I can't seem to find the linux.efi file to change the boot order. But I can find the windows.efi.
- I tried to download the grubx64.efi file from online then insert it into my bootloader partition. But that didn't seem to help either.
- I cannot boot into the kubuntu OS even though the installation finished properly.
- The grubx64.efi takes me directly to the grub command line. I tried to load the kernel from there but it didn't work. How does one get to the grub menu from there??
Is there something that I am missing that is very obvious or are there any additional steps I needed to take?