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Does AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U Acer TravelMate P2 laptop works with Ubuntu 22.04

lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

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My main concern is to run/install Linux (Ubuntu 22.04 LTS). Or should I pick Acer TravelMate P2 with Intel CPU?

This is the first time am purchasing an Acer TravelMate P2 Laptop so I don't know anything about it.

Laptop: AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U] Acer TravelMate P2 TMP214-41-R6C3 14 Inches FHD IPS Business Laptop with Windows 10 Professional

Part No : NX.VRDSG.001


 
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  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 38,706 Trailblazer
    AMD should be fine. Intel CPUs are sometimes set up for Intel's proprietary RST or VMD disk control which must be changed to AHCI to accomodate dual booting which can be a bit more of a hassle.
    Jack E/NJ
  • lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

    Tinkerer

    Thanks JackE.

    Do you recommend other similar priced laptop for Linux?
  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 38,706 Trailblazer
    Depends if you need pre-installed WinPro vs WinHome
    Jack E/NJ
  • lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

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    edited August 5
    JackE said:
    Depends if you need pre-installed WinPro vs WinHome
    Is WinPro or WinHome important? Mostly on Ubuntu. Only reason to use Windows if somehow Ubuntu fails. 

    All I need is a laptop without wireless driver issues during fresh install of Ubuntu. <-- This is my only requirement.

    At least 8GB RAM and 256 GB SSD. Looking at good deals at 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD.

    Previous laptop had no driver for broadcom wireless driver preloaded in the Ubuntu. 

    Is Travelmate P2 reliable?
  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 38,706 Trailblazer
    edited August 5
    No more & no less reliable than any other series. The Aspire A514 series with nearly equivalent specs and pre-installed WinHome would probably be cheaper. You might find a vendor offering a submodel  from one of these series that you like better. Also, choose you distro carefully because some are much better than others in having drivers for devices that are primarily used in a Windows environment.
    Aspire A514-51
    Aspire A514-51G
    Aspire A514-52
    Aspire A514-52G
    Aspire A514-53
    Aspire A514-53G
    Aspire A514-54
    Aspire A514-54G
    Aspire A514-54S

    Jack E/NJ
  • lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

    Tinkerer

    Hi Jack,

    I bought Acer Nitro 5 laptop with specification listed below. Always have been using Ubuntu. Need your help on the recommend way to install Ubuntu or (your recommended) Linux distro good for this laptop.

    - AMD Ryzen 7 5800H

    - Windows 11 Home (64-bit)

    - NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 4GB GDDR6

    - 15.6" FHD IPS 144Hz 45%NTSC LED backlit TFT LCD

    - 8GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM (going to upgrade to 16GB)



    -   



  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 38,706 Trailblazer
    Tap F2 on startup to enter BIOS menu. Post a phone photo of the first screen if possible so we can set the full model number and other properties that might affect dual booting.
    Jack E/NJ
  • billseybillsey ACE Posts: 24,647 Trailblazer
    The newest laptop models seem to always have a lag before any of the Linux distros support them fully. You are often better off to buy last years model if you want to run Linux as your primary OS. Ubuntu will likely mostly work, but it might be a few months before everything is working right...
    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 38,706 Trailblazer
    Tap F2 on startup to enter BIOS menu. Post a phone photo of the first screen if possible so we can set the full model number and other properties that might affect dual booting.
    Jack E/NJ
  • lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

    Tinkerer

    Will update once I collect the laptop.

    For Linux distro - deciding between Ubuntu 22.04 LTS or Pop!OS 22.04 (have not used this but seems to have nvidia drivers preloaded into the ISO)
  • lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

    Tinkerer

    CPU Info: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with Radeon Graphics
    System BIOS Version: V1.06
    GOP Version: AMD GOP X64 Release Driver Rev. 2.16.0.17.10 Jan 29 2021.02:32:29

  • lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

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    Network Boot: Disabled
    F12 Boot: Disabled
    Wake on LAN: Disabled
    Wake on WLAN: Disabled
    USB Wake from S4 Support: Disabled
    Function Key behavior: Function Key
    Lid Open Resume: Enabled
    Wake on USB while lid closed: Disabled
    D2D Recovery: Enabled
    Keyboard backlight timeout: Enabled
    Fast Boot: Enabled
    Display Language: English
  • lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

    Tinkerer

    Advanced menu from BIOS

    AMD-SVM: Enabled
    AMD-IOMMU: Enabled

  • lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

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    Security menu from BIOS

    Set Supervisor Password: [Disabled]
    Change Supervisor Password: [N/A]
    Set User Password: [Disabled]
    Change User Password: [N/A]

    Password on Boot: [N/A]

    Secure Boot Mode: Standard
    Erase all secure boot settings: [Enter]
    Select an UEFI file as trusted for executing: [Enter]
    Restore Secure Boot to Factory Default: [Enter]

    Current TPM (TCM) State: Installed
    Change TPM (TCM) State: [Enabled]
    Clear TPM (TCM) State: [Clear]
  • lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

    Tinkerer

    Boot menu from BIOS

    Boot mode: [UEFI]
    Secure Boot: [Enabled]

    Boot Priority:

    Windows Boot Manager
  • lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

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    Laptop Box Information from white sticker.

    Acer Series: Nitro 5 

    AN515-45-R553

    Color: Shale Black

    P/N: NH/QBMSG.002 

    RMN: N20C1

    OS: Windows 10 Home 

    Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB GDDR6 Dedicated VRAM 

    Memory: 16 GB DDR 3200MHx Memory

    Manufacture Year 2021 

    SYSTEM BIOS: V1.06 


  • lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

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    After I updated Windows 10, the BIOS has been upgraded to v 1.08.
  • lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

    Tinkerer

    The boot usb ubuntu does not load during restart + F12.
  • lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

    Tinkerer

    shandor22 said:
    Secure Boot Mode: Standard
    Erase all secure boot settings: [Enter]
    Select an UEFI file as trusted for executing: [Enter]
    Restore Secure Boot to Factory Default: [Enter]
    Sorry, I don't follow. Do I select this options?
  • lemonpuffslemonpuffs Member Posts: 21

    Tinkerer

    The problematic usb

    - Using Rufus and install Ubuntu 22.04 as MBR partition -> failed to load usb in F12 boot menu

    - Using Rufus and install Ubuntu 22.04 as GPT partition -> failed to load usb in F12 boot menu

    I used another usb and was able to load usb in F12 boot menu.

    - Disabled "Fast Boot"

    - Disabled "Secure Boot"

    - Enabled "Boot Menu"

    - Forgotten how was the usb written.



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