• Dell XPS 13 9350 Installation Issues

    The new model of the Dell XPS 13 seems to have some issues with Antergos. If i install GRUB it can’t find the root device and boots straight into rescue mode, if i install systemd-boot it goes into kernel panic. Is there a solution to this issue?

  • Hi. It actually has issues with Linux in general…
    “The Dell XPS 13 2016 (9350) is the third-generation model of the XPS 13 line. Unlike its predecessor, it has no official Linux support yet”.
    It is always a good idea to search the ArchWiki (the above was from there)…


  • @M00SE
    What do your BIOS settings look like?

    Have you:

    • Set Boot Sequence to UEFI?
    • Set Advance Boot Options to allow Legacy Options ROM’s AND ensured UEFI Network Stack is disabled?
    • Set SATA Operation to AHCI?
    • Disabled Secure Boot?
    • Set POST Behavior Fast Boot to Minimal?

    Recently got Antergos up and running on my Dell XPS13 9350 with GRUB. Confirm these settings and installation should go off without a hitch, at least it did for me. I also installed using the antergos-2016.02.21-x86_64 ISO.

  • @bazini2880
    Are you sure this is all you did? Its still telling me “no such device found: xxx-xxxxxx-xxx” and going to GRUB Rescue.

  • @bazini2880
    What partition table are you using by the way? I changed my drive’s partition table to gpt, just realised this might cause issues.

  • I had the same issue with my new XPS13 9350. There seems to be some confusion as to whether the version of GRUB that arch uses actually supports booting from nvme devices, but systemd-boot does, so I’ve been using that.


  • @mcnutty
    Thank you, i’ll look into it. I was also using USB as well. So that could be my issue.

  • @mcnutty
    Weird, in the e-mail notification i got of your reply it displayed a different link discussing the use of the CD/DVD option rather than the USB one.

  • I linked the wrong topic at first :P The UEFI tip is also useful though, so I’ll link it here.


  • @mcnutty
    I attempted to do this but i got a message telling me vmlinuz was missing.

  • @M00SE
    Guess I should have asked if you were using nvme. I just installed on system with stock 128GB SSD that came with it and nothing swapped out. Did see in google searches that others had problems with installing on nvme.

  • @bazini2880
    Yeah, i have the 256GB SSD.
    Whenever i use the systemd-boot i get kernel panic upon adding vmlinuz to the uefi boot options.

  • Make sure your bios settings should correct. BIOS drivers should be updated. If your bios settings are locked then unlocked it with instructions given in Dell XPS 13 Manual. If needed you may also ask Dell Community for help.

  • I’m currently having issues while trying to install Antergos along Windows on my new Dell XPS 13 9360,
    my problem is that i can’t see the USB on the boot sequence settings, you can see more Here.

    As written in my post i can see with when enabling Legacy boot, but is it advised to do so? Somewhere i read that i should avoid it.

  • From what I’ve seen if you’re having issues with installation it’s fine to use Legacy mode and you just change it back once installation is complete. I totally wiped Windows off when I installed Antergos so don’t have much experience with a dual boot installation.

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