next@acer 2020

Changing SATA Mode on Acer Aspire 5

Laptop: A515-54G-73N7

So I got my new laptop delivered today and wanted to install Linux Mint (the newest version). Everything worked fine and i got it on the laptop, but when i attempted to install it on the laptop itself to not only have it on the USB Drive it showed me that i had to disable RST. On the linked website of Ubuntu it said it should be done in BIOS. So i opened bios and everything, but it didnt let me change the SATA Mode. https://imgur.com/a/nulFwIY

Also on the pictures i have seen on the internet of people explaining how to change the SATA Mode had different BIOS. So i was wondering if there is anything i am able to do.

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  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho Posts: 53,902 Trailblazer
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    a) access windows and then press windows + r and type msconfig. Then, go to system boot and activate safe boot. Then restart windows;
    b) then access the bios, go to the main tab, press ctrl + s and change the sata mode to ahci.
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  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 53,902 Trailblazer
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    a) access windows and then press windows + r and type msconfig. Then, go to system boot and activate safe boot. Then restart windows;
    b) then access the bios, go to the main tab, press ctrl + s and change the sata mode to ahci.
    Oi! Eu não sou sou a cortana! Mas estou aqui para ajudar! Hi! I'm not the cortana! But I'm here to help!
    Se você gostou da minha resposta, marque como solução clicando em sim! If you liked my answer, mark it as a solution by clicking on yes!
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      egydiocoelho Trailblazer
     
    ProductKey clique aqui para descobrir o serial do windows! click here to discover the windows serial!
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  • RumpelheinzchenRumpelheinzchen Member Posts: 3 New User
    The Laptop i bought had no operating system preinstalled, just Efi Shell. So i got Linux Master on a USB Driver and let it run on my laptop. For that reason i have no Windows on the laptop. Is it needed?
  • RumpelheinzchenRumpelheinzchen Member Posts: 3 New User
    @egydiocoelho is Windows needed or is it possible to do it without Windows? Since my laptop has no windows installed and came with Efi Shell. :)

  • aphanicaphanic Member Posts: 252 Practitioner
    It's probably not needed, the SATA operation mode was hidden for some reason a while ago. Most machines got a way to access it, the b) option @egydiocoelho mentioned, but whether on purpose or by mistake some are missing that option.

    Yours has it, access the firmware settings and Press Ctrl+S in the Main tab, an option will appear allowing you to change the SATA operation mode.

    If you had one that didn't you'd need to downgrade the BIOS to an earlier release (I think Windows would be necessary here), but at least on the last 3 revisions the A515-54G has been able to access the SATA settings.
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 53,902 Trailblazer
    The @aphanic colleague has already responded earlier.
    Oi! Eu não sou sou a cortana! Mas estou aqui para ajudar! Hi! I'm not the cortana! But I'm here to help!
    Se você gostou da minha resposta, marque como solução clicando em sim! If you liked my answer, mark it as a solution by clicking on yes!
    Aceite somente a resposta que ajudou a solucionar o seu problema! Please accept only the response that helped to solve your problem!
    Detection tool click here to find the serial number or partnumber of your model!                                                          

               
      egydiocoelho Trailblazer
     
    ProductKey clique aqui para descobrir o serial do windows! click here to discover the windows serial!
    Para usuários da comunidade inglesa, espanhola, francesa e alemã, usarei o google tradutor! :)
    For users of the English, Spanish, French and German community, I will be using google translator! :) 
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