I just recently got a new XPS13 for studying purposes(IT) and obviously want to have both Windows and Ubuntu installed. Problem is, when i want to intall it in dualboot, the installation setup and GParted dont detect my SSD, and only read the USB drive, where the ISO file is located. Partitions dont help the situation, various versions of Ubuntu dont either.

I really really want to keep Windows in my new machine so please help a noob out :D

here is some code you asked for:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo lsblk -f

NAME   FSTYPE LABEL              UUID                                 MOUNTPOINT
loop0  squash                                                         /rofs
sda    iso966 Ubuntu 17.10 amd64 2017-10-18-18-53-18-00               /cdrom
├─sda1 iso966 Ubuntu 17.10 amd64 2017-10-18-18-53-18-00               
└─sda2 vfat   Ubuntu 17.10 amd64 2D90-0993  

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo parted -l
Warning: The driver descriptor says the physical block size is 2048 bytes, but
Linux says it is 512 bytes.
  • is the ATA controler set for RAID instead of AHCI?
    – ravery
    Nov 27, 2017 at 17:58
  • i dont even know, explain please Nov 27, 2017 at 18:02
  • enter the system firmware settings by pressing a function key while booting. Usually it is F2,F10, or F12 but could be any. The interface varies by computer, but look for drive settings. IDE/RAID is an older drive control protocol. AHCI is a newer "smart" protocol. Some systems won't allow selection.
    – ravery
    Nov 27, 2017 at 18:06
  • okay i will try setting it to RAID and see how it goes from there, thanks! Nov 27, 2017 at 18:09
  • No you want AHCI. Dell XPS 13 9360 16.04 worked after nvme firmware & BIOS update, 16.10 did not, new rEFInd for NVMe askubuntu.com/questions/884991/…
    – oldfred
    Nov 27, 2017 at 18:10

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okay So i almost got it to work, everything was perfect and then I accidentally created a partition of my whole ssd with GParted and now my Windows is gone;/ any way to get it back?

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