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Acer Spin 1 SP111-32N ... can't boot any linux from USB

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  • JordanBJordanB Posts: 3,394ACE Pathfinder
    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • plannnplannn Posts: 1Member New User
    CupOfTea said:
      rotated left and locked with [special]+o keys,  so I could do the install the right way round
     
    for perminant correct orietation and auto rotate
    https://github.com/hadess/iio-sensor-proxy
    https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-on-an-acer-spin-1-sp111-32n-convertible-2-in-1-laptop/41035
    https://www.aixin.fr/jipeblog/?p=119

    I got away with this on ubuntu 18.04
    create  /lib/udev/hwdb.d/61-sensor-local.hwdb
    add to it the two lines below
    sensor:modalias:acpi:BOSC0200*:dmi:*svn*Acer*:*pn*Spin*SP111-32N*
     ACCEL_MOUNT_MATRIX=0, 1, 0; 1, 0, 0; 0, 0, 1
    then as root
    systemd-hwdb --usr update
    udevadm trigger
    udevadm info -export-db | grep ACCEL
    then reboot

    still cant get auto-rotate in plasma though






    Hi!

    I tried doing this. Im running Ubuntu 16.04 with kernel 4.13.0-43. I installed iio-sensor-proxy from the repos, created the 61-sensor-local-hwdb file with the correct contents, ran the commands and rebooted.

    But Im not getting any output in monitor-sensor, and cant find the "ACCEL_MOUNT_MATRIX" when running
    udevadm info --export-db | grep ACCEL
    Any ideas why?


  • sigsegvsigsegv Posts: 1Member New User
    CupOfTea said:
    they've released 18.04 officially now and I reinstalled from scratch and realised that I failed to mention that
    when you are doing  https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/comment/480966/#Comment_480966

    when doing the mounts  sda1 is mmcblk1 and sda2 mmcblk2 on the sp111-32n 


    These directions were mostly correct when doing Xubuntu 18.04, but I had to do a few things differently.

    Here's what I did:

    Boot Xubuntu Live USB
    open terminal

    sudo -s
    ubiquity -b

    continue testing after install

    For Xubuntu, the install will already be mounted at /target and it will contain /target/boot/efi, so we only need to mount 1 partition, and don't need to create any directories. (If you do fdisk -l you will see a mmcblk1p1 and mmcblk1p2, these are the devices we are installing to. 1p1 is the EFI partition, and 1p2 is data).

    We also don't need that weird for loop.

    sudo mount /dev/mmcblk1p1 /target/boot/efi

    modprobe efivars

    efibootmgr --verbose
    (this seems to just be informational?)

    apt-get install --reinstall grub-efi-amd64

    grub-install --no-nvram --root-directory=/target

    Now, here's where we need to do some extra work. If we proceed with the update-grub it will fail and ask if /dev is mounted. So we need to bind a few directories

    sudo mount --bind /dev /target/dev
    sudo mount --bind /sys /target/sys
    sudo mount --bind /proc /target/proc

    Now, we can finish up

    chroot /target

    update-grub

    cd boot/efi/EFI
    cp -R ubuntu ROOT
    cd BOOT && cp ubuntu/grubx64.efi bootx64.efi

    Restart, remove USB, and you should boot into your new Xubuntu install.



  • HughRHughR Posts: 3Member New User
    I just got a Spin sp111-31.  I updated the firmware to v1.08.
    I could not boot from a Fedora 29 USB stick.
    I could boot from the same image on a DVD (using an external DVD drive with a USB connector).
    I installed it, too.  It worked but the firmware always wanted to boot Windows first (I could use F12 key each time to override).
    To solve that, I renamed the "Microsoft" directory in the EFI System Partition to "Macrosoft".  Kind of brutal.


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