Ubuntu – Cannot install Ubuntu 16.04 on Dell XPS 9550 — grub-install /dev/nvme failed


I just got my Dell XPS 9550 laptop, then I installed fresh Windows 10 Pro x64 on it, shrinked the volume for Ubuntu, and tried installing Ubuntu 16.04 via USB stick from ISO.

I did the install alongside Windows option, clicked next and it installs more than halfway, then it error out with this:

Unable to install GRUB in /dev/nvme.
Executing 'grub-install /dev/nvme failed.
This is a fatal error.

I have the following settings in BIOS: Legacy boot, AHCI, Secure Boot off.

Laptop configuration: i7-6700HQ, 16GB DDR4, 512GB Samsung P951 NVMe SSD, FHD screen.

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Gparted after failed installation

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Best Answer

After hours of pain this is my solution to getting this working. Hope it's useful http://www.rationaljava.com/2016/10/dell-xps13-dual-boot-windows-10-with.html

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