I tried to dual boot my Acer swift 3 with linux ( Debian ). I partitioned my disk with windows first then access UEFI to boot from USB. I disable secure boot, set a password. I then restarted and booted on the usb. I did the install everything went well.
On restart i tried to access UEFI but i am left with a black screen with white dash.
I still can boot on windows. I then erased the partion containing linux from windows disk manager but it changes nothing.
Any idea why it is impossible to access BIOS
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I like the computer but if i am stuck with Windows it is of no use at all for me
It didn't work. Just to make sure you understand the problem, i was able to enter BIOS before to install linux. When i tried to go back to BIOS after then i have the problem with black screen and white dash.
Windows is still starting. There was probably a conflict between GRUB and UEFI.......... but i am a linux user since many years and don't know much about Wincrap...
I'm starting to miss my old Toshiba Satellite!!!!!!!
Acer Swift 3
Intel i5 8250u 8th gen
intel hd620 graphic
I think the model number should be something like SF314-52
NX.GSHAA.001the previous number i gave you seems to be in fact: SF315-51 518S
What is funny is that, from what i recall the BIOS version is 1.06 on my machine and for this model on the acer website the latest update is 1.04....
I have my laptop and it is a SF314-52-52V8
I checked the models on the website and the model i gave you earlier was matching but on my machine that's the info i can find
The thing is that it takes a special screwdriver to open this laptop. Like little stars that i don t have............
I am starting to really regret that purchase. I didn't check if it was working well with linux because i tought theses days it was not a problem anymore but if i had read all the problems i found concerning this laptop with linux i would never have bought it.......
It feel like i have a piece of junk i paid 1000$...............
OK, forget what I said earlier. Do NOT open the machine to screw around with clearing the BIOS. If Padgett's KB suggestion doesn't work, then as a last resort try to reset the machine to factory-fresh by the ALT+F10 cold boot method shown here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuljT0a8F7I --- except press & hold the ALT key and start tapping away at the F10 key immediately upon pressing the power button to turn the machine on. If still no joy, return the machine as defective to the vendor for a refund or a replacement ASAP to try to avoid the lengthier ACER warranty process. Jack E/NJ