A little background:
I bought an Aspire ES1-533-C4WF and faced the same problem. The workaround proposed here by Sladek90 and Pueseso was exactly what I needed. Unfortunately it did not go well. I think it can not work any more because the ESP (EFI System Partition) is damaged. Maybe it was damaged by my previous attempts, before I found this thread. One idea would be to try and fix it but this will take a lot of research. It would be easier to just format the whole disc (including the ESP) and install Ubuntu from scratch. I did not dare to do it yet because I have been warned that this could be dangerous and brick my new laptop. Maybe I am being silly but please bear in mind that this UEFI thing is new to me, I have been warned to be careful with it and frankly it has not been kind with me so far...
So my (double) question is:
1) Is it safe to format the whole disk, including the ESP, and install Ubuntu?
2) Can the Ubuntu installation process recreate the ESP?
Note that after the format I will still have to follow this thread's instructions, with "obiquity -b" and so on, and not a normal linux installation, but let's supose that I will do it right this time.
I knew it! They got me scared for no reason. Thank you Sladek90! I will do it first thing in the morning.
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It worked perfectly, no need to change anything. Kudos to everyone who worked for it.
Simple question can we change uefi to legacy in es1533, when uefi not highlightedYou can change
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