18 January 2020
I picked up a Dell Inspiron 15 5593 on my way home from work on Friday night. I also picked up a 16 GB memory extension so all of those cores can run without swapping. I have spent the weekend trying to get a Windows 10 system backup disk, then trying to install Ubuntu 18.04. I have come to the conclusion that secure boot is a living hell.
This helped: NVMe Disc Config The final solution was to disable Secure Boot and turn RAID back on to allow Windows to boot again. I am really wondering if it is worthwhile to keep Windows on a laptop anymore. I may make it a data partition in a few weeks.