if been using ubuntu for 3 years now. unfortunately my laptop died. I bought a new one:
- HP 15-an000nd (a star wars special edition :) )
- Skylake 6200U
- nvidia 940m (2gb)
- 1gb hardrive
- 8gb of ram
- windows 10
On my last laptop ubuntu installation was easy (dual boot). but times have changed so im doing a lot of research beforehand. I have identified a couple of problems:
The first is that hp decided that they need 4 partitions for a windows installation :( . just why ?! . There is maximum of 4 partitions on a single harddrive, i need 2 extra ofcourse swap and root. does anyone have suggestions ?
i have 2 recovery partitions and one efi partition. which brings me to problem 2: UEFI, information is kind of all over the place concerning this problem, some say that with the newer versions of ubuntu it is no longer a problem. others follow a long list of actions like disabling fastboot,secureboot,switching to legacy boot methods etc. So what is the current status of ubuntu/grub installation regarding UEFI ?
And then there is skylake. Originally not supported in kernel 4.2 , yet some newer articles claim support out of the box with 15.10. Does anyone know the truth of the matter ?
There are also alot of questions on nvidia cards. Some people experience black screens after installing the drivers. I would like to install the proprietary drivers (gotta go fast). A friend recommended that a use the following ppa: Proprietary GPU Drivers. i have always been hesitant using things i dont understand. What are your experiences with nvidia driver issues installing/using ubuntu
Sorry for the amount of questions. Any and all advice is welcome. Greetings