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Advanced BIOS settings for Aspire E1-522

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  • CeikorCeikor Member Posts: 3 New User

    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 Member Posts: 1

    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 Member Posts: 4

     

    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 Member Posts: 1
    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?
  • DemBoisDemBois Member Posts: 1 New User
    Hi!
    I just got an Acer Aspire E 15 E5-523-95SK, and I wanna create a Virtualbox 64bit guest. Does the mentioned technique work for my Laptop?
  • rudrabheemarudrabheema Member Posts: 1 New User
    thanks Ceikor,

    that was the offset I needed for my six year old Aspire E1-522. All the offsets didn't seem to do anything.

    I noticed in Australia they are selling the same model number Aspire, still with the dual core AMD processor, 4gb Ram and 500gb HD (although it looks different, narrower screen, probably because they're so cheap) so others will still probably bump up against this issue.

    The AMD-V where under SVM settings for the CPU.

    So thanks I was losing hope this would get sorted out.
  • mansell87mansell87 Member Posts: 1 New User
    ok so i have followed these instructions to the letter.

    when i edit the setup and go to save it, it tells me i dont have permissions to edit. any help would be appreciated
  • Thecomputerguy2003Thecomputerguy2003 Member Posts: 4 New User
    it will work on all acer aspire e1-522 high end and lowend?
  • ChafikChafik Member Posts: 1 New User
    vinman said:

    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..

    Hello Vinman, thanks for the tutorial. I got to change the value of 0X21b with sudo ghex, and i saved. but when i restart the computer, the value of 0x21b gets restored to its original state (ie : 00) . i dont know how to make the changes permanent. please help ! 
  • Ahsanasif123Ahsanasif123 Member Posts: 2 New User
    I have Acer aspire 5750g. But it don't shows virtulaization option in bios. How to fix it. Please help anyone.thanks
  • Ahsanasif123Ahsanasif123 Member Posts: 2 New User
    I have Acer aspire 5750g. But it don't shows virtulaization option in bios. How to fix it. Please help anyone. 



    But it also not show advance bios setting. 
  • abib235abib235 Member Posts: 1 New User
    mansell87 said:
    ok so i have followed these instructions to the letter.

    when i edit the setup and go to save it, it tells me i dont have permissions to edit. any help would be appreciated
    yeah same thing for me as well plse help

  • Ivan777Ivan777 Member Posts: 1 New User
    vinman said:

    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..

    I do everything as described, does not allow to save changes. what to do?
  • wasdwasd Member Posts: 1 New User
    Finally! 

    Before trying a few methods I found the one that works for me. I have an Acer Aspire e1-522 with 2.09 BIOS version. I almost give up after trying with linux mint, but by searching in several webs I found this:

    1. Download bootx64.efi
           http://www.mediafire.com/file/81vegw2aw0pxcib/EFI+Shell.rar

    2. Create a bootable freedos and copy bootx64.efi inside.
    3. Reboot pc and enter BIOS for disable EUFI Secure Boot
    4. Select USB CD/DVD as first boot option
    5. Type the following comands when bootx64.efi starts:

    (Bios Version: 2.07)
    setup_var 0x217 0x01 

    (Bios Version: 2.09)
    setup_var 0x217 0x01 
    setup_var 0x218 0x01 

    6. Reboot and it's DONE! Now I have full access to advanced setting in BIOS menu. (in my case i want to enable AMD-v)

    I don't know why Acer doesn't provide tools for access this advanced option, this blow my mind. 
    Fortunately we have a large community of heroes, great heroes

    I hope this works for you too :)

    REFF: https://www.bios-mods.com/forum/Thread-REQUEST-Acer-Aspire-E1-422-G-Bios-Unlock


  • templar_brothertemplar_brother Member Posts: 1 New User
    Ivan777 said:
    vinman said:

    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..

    I do everything as described, does not allow to save changes. what to do?
    I had the same problem. But it worked for me using linuxmint-17-cinnamon-64bit-v2.iso on an USB pen.
    Thanks Vinman!!!

  • JayalesmanaJayalesmana Member Posts: 2 New User
    This is not work, please help me sir
  • JayalesmanaJayalesmana Member Posts: 2 New User

    This my problem
  • WindstriderWindstrider Member Posts: 2 New User
    For the permission thing, simply go to /sys/firmware/efi/efivars folder then rightclick and open terminal.
    then type chattr -i /sys/firmware/efi/efivars/setup-a04a27f4-df00-4d42-b552-39511302113d
    this will remove i flag from the file which would not allow you to read/write your file.
  • WindstriderWindstrider Member Posts: 2 New User
    For the permission thing, simply go to /sys/firmware/efi/efivars folder then rightclick and open AS Root Then rightClick again and open terminal.
    then type chattr -i /sys/firmware/efi/efivars/setup-a04a27f4-df00-4d42-b552-39511302113d
    this will remove i flag from the file which would not allow you to read/write your file.
  • iNerTziNerTz Member Posts: 1 New User
    Tenho um notebook acer, com uma bios que não acessa as opções avançadas, já pesquisei, e nenhum dos videos mostraram uma real solução, mas o que eu não entendo é que mesmo meu processador possuindo suporte para VT a minha Bios(capada) não me deixa utilizar essas opções, só queria entender o porque delas existirem então
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