Ubuntu 17.10 + Win10 - UEFI - Razer Blade 14 QHD

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  1. noreabu

    noreabu New Member


    this is not a question, but an short instruction list. Please feel free to add suggestions below and i will update it for further reference.

    after reading through some forum posts and then successfully installing Ubuntu 17.10 (UEFI) + Windows 10 I thought i post a short overview of my steps, since i did not find an easy step-by-step instruction, specific to this machine. My main goal, was to save time and I wanted to keep the recovery partition as well as the RAID0. Also i did not want to re-install Windows 10.

    I have the Razer Blade 14 QHD (2017 ?) with 512GB SSD (RAID0)

    Some (optional) steps before the installation:
    • Backup!! (no backup, no mercy i always say :) )
    • Get Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft and put it on a USB-Drive, just to make sure
    • Save your Windows 10 Serial (e.g. with Magic Jellybean)
    Installation and configuration steps:
    • Download Ubuntu. I used 17.10 for it and put it on my Smartphone and used the USB-Mountr app. If you use an USB-Stick, then i recommend to use the tool rufus that can create UEFI-bootable systems. The short explanation is: If your System has UEFI and you boot the CSM/Legacy way, then you may end up having a non-UEFI Ubuntu, because the Boot-Image was not available via UEFI.
    • I disabled Secure Boot in the BIOS, but i'm not sure if its required
    • Reboot and press F12 for the Boot Menu. Make sure to select an entry with UEFI at the beginning.
    • Choose "Try ..."
    • When the system has booted, unmount the Windows partition. In my case it had the ID: /dev/nvme0n1p4
    • Resize the partition with gparted so there is space for another partition. It is fine, if there is free/unused space left. Also: Make sure to hit the "Apply"-Button, or nothing will be changed.
    • Start the installation, and then in the Partition selection step choose not to use the entire harddrive, but the manual way. I choose to use one partition with ext4 and selected "/" as mountpoint (I did not use swap, maybe i'll regret it, but i'm willing to find out :) )
    • Mount the EFI Partition (100MB /dev/nvme0n1p2) as /boot/efi
    • Continue the Installation. If there is an error with GRUB / Bootloader, click "OK". We can fix this later.
    Configure Boot:
    • After the installation was done it rebooted into Windows. Just reboot, F12 for Boot Menu and start the ubuntu installer from USB-Stick again
    • Install and Run Boot-Repair: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
    • I switched to advanced mode, but left the default settings.
    • Do all the suggested steps and run all the suggested commands in the command line.
    • Now the entry should be visible in the BIOS / BootManager, Make sure, "ubuntu" is the first entry
    Fixes after the Installation:
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2018
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