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Advanced BIOS settings for Aspire E1-522

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.

 

Thank you.

Answers

  • Alan-LondonAlan-London Posts: 793ACE Pioneer

    To which advanced settings are you referring?

    I believe all settings are available from the BIOS menu headings.

     

  • AdolfAdolf Posts: 7Member

    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.

     

     

  • Alan-LondonAlan-London Posts: 793ACE Pioneer

    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.

     

  • Acer-TommyAcer-Tommy Posts: 6,317Member Seasoned Specialist

    There are no advanced options available.

  • AdolfAdolf Posts: 7Member

    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 *****.

     

  • Acer-TommyAcer-Tommy Posts: 6,317Member Seasoned Specialist

    There is no way to access what is not there.  There are no advanced options.

     

    There is nothing to change.

  • vinmanvinman Posts: 4Member

    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...

  • vinmanvinman Posts: 4Member

    And or add advanced menu options to bios.....VIDEO WILL FOLLOW....

  • vinmanvinman Posts: 4Member

    NEEDED EXTERNAL DVD...
    BURN MINTLINUX CINNAMON 64BIT
    READ 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 BIOS
    1. Disable UEFI Secure Boot
    The Secure Boot Setting is present in the BIOS menu (Hit F2 - while booting or via Windows 8's Enter UEFI Setup). But
    in 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 option
    EXIT BIOS
    BOOT LIVE LINUX MINT WITH DVD IN DRIVE (SELF EXPLANATORY)   
    3. Boot into linuxmint-cinnamon-DVD-64bit via UEFI
    Booting 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 SCREEN
    4. 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 -configure
    sudo cp /home/mint/xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    startx

    Now 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 su
    modprobe efivars
    apt-get install ghex
    ghex

    6. 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   OPEN
    NAVIGATE 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 0X21c
    change the 00  to 01 for both

    00000210  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 windows
    9. HOLD POWER BUTTON UNTIL UNIT SHUTS DOWN...MUST...
    10. UNPLUG USB CD DRIVE OR REMOVE DISK
    11.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 ENJOY

    http://youtu.be/fzuuE0tz6bY check out video..

  • AdolfAdolf Posts: 7Member

    Many many thanks at last useful info not just YOU CAN'T.

  • Acer-TommyAcer-Tommy Posts: 6,317Member Seasoned Specialist

    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.

  • bertanbertan Posts: 1Member

    vinman wrote:


    THANKS AND ENJOY



    It works! Thanks, vinman! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDLTEZrRqsg

  • vinmanvinman Posts: 4Member

    No Prob....glad I could help...

     

  • JamesWilikerJamesWiliker Posts: 1Member

    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!

     

    rate up!

     

     

     

  • robertbrobertb Posts: 1Member

    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 Smiley Very Happy

    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?

  • bejamartinsbejamartins Posts: 7Member

    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.

  • bejamartinsbejamartins Posts: 7Member

    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.

  • CeikorCeikor Posts: 3Member

    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".

  • CeikorCeikor Posts: 3Member

     

    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!

     

    Step 1:

    Copy "BOOTX64.efi" to your "USB:\efi\boot\".

     

    Step 2:

    Restart and enter BIOS Setup. Disable "UEFI Secure Boot" (you must set "Supervisor Password")

     

    Step 3:

    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":

     

    Spoiler

    ╔═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗
    ║ 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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  • bejamartinsbejamartins Posts: 7Member

    I did also change 0x21C, nothing seems wrong though.
    What is 0x21C?

  • CeikorCeikor Posts: 3Member

    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"

    Youtube

     

     

  • furskytlfurskytl Posts: 1Member

    Hi,

    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. Smiley Happy

  • dskarava69dskarava69 Posts: 4Member

     

    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;

  • bed127bed127 Posts: 1Member
    Hi, I have an Acer e5-521-e85x, and I went through the steps with Linux, however my values at the hex location were 02 and 02. How do I go about deciphering where in the hex I can unlock those options?
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