Does any one know how the **bleep** do I access the Advanced settins in this Laptop model?
The BIOS is InsydeH20 3.7 ver and the model is Aspire E1-522.
To which advanced settings are you referring?
I believe all settings are available from the BIOS menu headings.
You belive wrong pal.
In the NORMAL settings of the BIOS you can only acces the basic MAIN , Security , Boot , exit and another one.
Advance you can acces to far more options , like your virtualization.
Clearly I owe you an apology!I really had no idea there was a hidden advanced menu.Perhaps you would be kind enough to post back with further details when you have found it.
There are no advanced options available.
Do you know how can I chage that?
I really need to do it , Using linux and my BIOS is blocking my kmv and virtualization.
So is **bleep**ued up , always enter in rendering mode , I have the harware but BIOS don't let me use it.
That's a *****.
There is no way to access what is not there. There are no advanced options.
There is nothing to change.
You can activate the switch...my ACER ASPIRE E1-522-5603 has virtualization working amd-v in vbox....i can show you how without advance menu in bios...
And or add advanced menu options to bios.....VIDEO WILL FOLLOW....
NEEDED EXTERNAL DVD...BURN MINTLINUX CINNAMON 64BITREAD ENTIRE DIRECTIONS AND PRINT OFF BEFORE STARTING....A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF LINUX OR SOMEONE WHO DOES...SUPER USER COMMANDS ARE FOREVER IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU DID OR ARE DOING..ENTER BIOS1. Disable UEFI Secure BootThe Secure Boot Setting is present in the BIOS menu (Hit F2 - while booting or via Windows 8's Enter UEFI Setup). Butin order to change it, one has to set a "Supervisor Password" in the Security Tab within BIOS.2. Change Boot order so USB CD/DVD is first optionEXIT BIOSBOOT LIVE LINUX MINT WITH DVD IN DRIVE (SELF EXPLANATORY) 3. Boot into linuxmint-cinnamon-DVD-64bit via UEFIBooting via UEFI is important because the efi runtime service is not accessible when linux was booted "the old way".SELECT FIRST OPTION...JUST HIT ENTER AT GRUB LOADER SCREEN4. System has compatibility issues with graphics SO FIRST SAY NO TO FIRST XSERVER WARNING AND OK TO SECOND..THEN command line opens after errors type in each command(EXACTLY..UPPER AND LOWER CASE MATTER AS WELL AS SPACES....ENTER after each line)sudo Xorg -configuresudo cp /home/mint/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.confstartxNow graphic display will show...First find connection icon in lower right of screen and connect to network(needed to download ghex editor)4.Access UEFI via a console/terminal(A BLACK BOX WITH THIS SYMBOL IN IT >_ )LOCATED BOTTOM LEFT...THIRD ICON FROM MENU..5. Type in terminal (enter after every line)sudo sumodprobe efivarsapt-get install ghexghex6. Now ghex editor is running in super user state...be careful and if you don't know what your doing...im not responsible..find someone who does..UNDER FILE TAB OPENNAVIGATE TO File System/sys/firmware/efi/efivars/Setup-a04a............. (Setup-a04a............ I LEFT THE FULL NAME OFF BUT YOU'LL KNOW WHAT FILE IT IS WHEN YOU SCROLL DOWN)edit 0X21b and 0X21cchange the 00 to 01 for both00000210 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 01 00 00 00 7. exit ghex it will ask you to save....must save..8. close all windows9. HOLD POWER BUTTON UNTIL UNIT SHUTS DOWN...MUST...10. UNPLUG USB CD DRIVE OR REMOVE DISK11.START UP...PRESS F2 TO ENTER BIOS AND YOU'LL SEE ADVANCED MENUS..12. BE CAREFUL AND USE AT OWN RISK...RESTORING DEFAULT SETTINGS WILL PROBABLY REMOVE ADVANCED MENUS FROM BIOS...THANKS AND ENJOYhttp://youtu.be/fzuuE0tz6bY check out video..
Many many thanks at last useful info not just YOU CAN'T.
Booting into another operating system to edit the configuration data of a shipping system is unsupported.
Any issues that occur as a result of these operations would not be supported under warranty.
THANKS AND ENJOY
THANKS AND ENJOY
It works! Thanks, vinman! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDLTEZrRqsg
No Prob....glad I could help...
I have seen your video, but im not feeling confident enough to mod with linux. Is there anyway you could email a copy of your modded bios? as where us lesser users could just flash the bios without all the modding tools/expertise?
I would be willing to "donate" a few euro for the trouble. PM me! THanks! nice vid btw!
Thanks for the clear walkthrough! Worked like a charm.
Used a USB stick to boot into Linux, took me a whole 5 minutes to complete all the steps
I am now able to install 64 bits guests in VirtualBox.
I can understand why Acer has hidden the advanced BIOS options but wonder why the SVM option is set to disabled?
Is this hack BIOS-version dependent? Is it compatible with version 2.07?
Also, my model is E1-522-4500 unlike the video, does it make a difference?Thanks in advance.
Yup, worked with 2.07.I may understand why Acer may choose to hide these options from the costumers. I do not understand however why Acer deprives a way of knowledgeable consumers from accessing these in an official way. Even worse, I don't get why Acer choose to not allow users to be able to use the AMD-V which is a feature of the processor they sell and promote with the model.
For all you must only change 0x21B from 00 to 01.
If you change other bytes you can damage your PC!
This Change the Bios option "Hidden Menu" from "disable" to "enable".
Now, here is the easy way for enable the "Hidden Page". What you need:
- Usb-Stick with FAT32
- InsydeH2o Setup variable modification tool
BE CAREFUL AND USE AT OWN RISK!
Copy "BOOTX64.efi" to your "USB:\efi\boot\".
Restart and enter BIOS Setup. Disable "UEFI Secure Boot" (you must set "Supervisor Password")
Boot now from your USB-Stick and type following command: setup_var 0x217 0x01
Now you have enable the "Hidden Page" option :-)
UEFI dump "Hidden Page":
╔═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗║ FormSet: 'Main' GUID: a04a27f4-df00-4d42-b552-39511302113d╟────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╢║ VarStore Id: '0x1234', Size: '635', Name: 'SystemConfig'GUID: a04a27f4-df00-4d42-b552-39511302113d ╚═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝┌───────────────────────────────────────────────────┐│ Form Name: 'Main' [ ID: '0x0001' ]│└───────────────────────────────────────────────────┘┌- Suppress IF:| Question [ ID: '0x0b' ] == 0x00| Select option: 'Hidden Page' [ VarStore: '0x217', QuestionId: '0x0b', Help: ' ']| Option: 'Disabled' [ Value: '0' Default: 'true' Type: 'int8' ]| Option: 'Enabled' [ Value: '1' Default: 'false' Type: 'int8' ]└- END IF Suppress;
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I did also change 0x21C, nothing seems wrong though.What is 0x21C?
Sorry i can't write in english details. i'm from germany and my english is not really good.
But to enable the "hidden page" you must only set 0x21B (Linux) if you change only 0x21C the "hidden page" will not enable. in the follow link can you see the complete log from uefidump (i hope acer allowed this, this is a link to google doc`s)
GoogleDocs - Log.txt
and here can you see in the future (i uploading this in the moment) the method with "InsydeH2o Setup variable modification tool"
I have Acer EC-471G with System BIOS Version v1.24 and InsydeH20 Setup Utility rev. 3.7. Can I just simple download what you mentioned BOOTX64.efi into my USB and do as what you said? Do I need to change the 0x217 or 0x21B? Thanks very much! I dare not to do this because I am afraid I will destroy my pc.
Thanks Ceikor for your answer !
┌- Suppress IF:| Question [ ID: '0x0b' ] == 0x00| Select option: 'Hidden Page' [ VarStore: '0x217', QuestionId: '0x0b', Help: ' ']| Option: 'Disabled' [ Value: '0' Default: 'true' Type: 'int8' ]| Option: 'Enabled' [ Value: '1' Default: 'false' Type: 'int8' ]└- END IF Suppress;
┌- Suppress IF:| EQ == TRUE| Select option: 'Hidden Page' [ VarStore: '0x218', QuestionId: '0x0c', Help: ' ']| Option: 'Disabled' [ Value: '0' Default: 'true' Type: 'int8' ]| Option: 'Enabled' [ Value: '1' Default: 'false' Type: 'int8' ]└- END IF Suppress;
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