mayday mayday mayday... sputnik requests help.
taken from the silence, I assume dual-boot is not supported / experimented yet. guess I will need to get rid of windows.
you may want to pose your question here: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/os-applications/f/4613.aspx
I'm not sure how often this section is trafficked by non-cosmonauts... i have to ask though... how's ubuntu running on the XPS 13 so far? did you get the 2nd gen (i5 4GB) or the 3rd gen (i7 8GB)?
I have a 2nd gen and it's working great. I have had zero driver problems so far including the multitouch with both horizontal and vertical scrolling (works even better than windows imo).
I think the installation image was tweaked a little bit because it didn't detect my windows to give me an option for dual boot. It may still be possible to do this by manual partitioning and installing the bootloader to the corresponding section but I didn't want to bother. I also needed to install it for a second time because it did not install the bootloader to the harddisk but rather to the usb but I don't quite remember why.
As far as the windows 8 goes, I tried to convince them to send me a standalone windows 8 installer but they said it's only possible to get an upgrade within the campaign. I have had my windows 7 backup usb but I doubt I will ever get a chance to do the reinstall..
nice -- glad to hear it! i have a 3rd gen coming in tomorrow, and i'll probably give win 8 its due for a day or two but my guess is that it won't last long...
And FWIW, I spoke with a rep before deciding to go with Sputnik for the XPS13, and she said that your warranty is NOT void by installing Ubuntu. A hardware defect is a hardware defect, it's that simple. However, if you cause damage to the computer because of tweaking and end up burning your motherboard, I doubt that would be covered. But JUST installing Ubuntu on the laptop does NOT void your warranty AFAIK.
Thanks for reporting back -- I'm stoked about my new comp. Can't wait to get some linux love on it :)
Glad to hear the warranty thing. The chances of burning a motherboard these days whether on linux or windows is I think pretty low anyways.
It's a great piece of machine, I think you'll enjoy it. BTW let me know if you can that if it's possible to backup windows 8 to usb or something after the upgrade..