A little far off, consider attending the MLUG Linux installfest in September--probably on 9/13:
My LUG site may also help you along:
From: Huntr Ro <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Saturday, July 26,[masked]:10 PM
Subject: [BitcoinMKE] Off topic: Help dual boot installing Ubuntu on a Dell
I just got a new Dell Inspiron 5547 laptop. I want to dual boot Ubuntu off of it because I am being forced to use some Windows/Mac only software for my final MBA classes.
I tried booting off a Flash Drive, but the the UEFI settings need to be changed and I do not have the skill or feel comfortable messing around with the BIOS.
Would anyone be willing to help me at that next meetup?