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ES1-132 cannot install other OS than Windows 10, BIOS options missing

ES1-132 cannot install other OS than Windows 10, BIOS options missing

Tinkerer

Re: ES1-132 cannot install other OS than Windows 10, BIOS options missing

Yes, the laptop contained preinstalled windows 10. I got the ES1-132-C0VW with a 32gb emmc, so there is not enough disk space for dual boot. But it is certainly possible with a bigger hd.

 

I think, with preinstalled Linux, you will not run into the problems i had.

But it would be interesting to hear how it went with your model.

New User

Re: ES1-132 cannot install other OS than Windows 10, BIOS options missing

Did you manage to install any linux distribution ?

 

I got a ES1-132 couple of days back with pre-loded command line linux. I have not been able to install any Linux distribution on it. 

 

Ubuntu installation doesn't even start. Debian intallation works ok untill the install grub step and fails at that.

 

I have set superviosr password and disabled secure boot.

 

Any help would be much apppreciated. 

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New User

Re: ES1-132 cannot install other OS than Windows 10, BIOS options missing

I am still waiting my laptop. (Acer Aspire ES1-132-P3MK)

After I get it, I try to install ubuntu 16.10, and I will write my expreiences to you.

 

 

 

 

Tinkerer

Re: ES1-132 cannot install other OS than Windows 10, BIOS options missing


S1024B wrote:

Did you manage to install any linux distribution ?

 

I got a ES1-132 couple of days back with pre-loded command line linux. I have not been able to install any Linux distribution on it. 

 

Ubuntu installation doesn't even start. Debian intallation works ok untill the install grub step and fails at that.

 

I have set superviosr password and disabled secure boot.

 

Any help would be much apppreciated. 


For Debain:

Ignore the grub error, with lubuntu i had the same issue. Install rEFInd bootloader on a usb stick (http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/getting.html). Boot from it and try to start Debain from there.

If it works intall refind as your new bootloader.(Not a very nice solution, but it worked for me).

For Ubutnu:

You didnt provide us with enough information what happens if you try to install ubnutu.

I assume you get a black screen if you try to boot ubuntu from a usb stick.

Try to set nomodeset in grub.: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/842

New User

Re: ES1-132 cannot install other OS than Windows 10, BIOS options missing

Thanks for the reply.

If I ignore the debian error then on next boot, I end up on grub command line. Trying to boot from grub command line results on some error ( I can't remember the error, will try to fill it in later).

Is installing rEFInd a permanent solution or would u require the USB stick every time you boot?

Ubuntu 16.10 installation didn't report any errors. However, booting after installation ends up at 'no bootable device' screen. Tried using boot-repair after that but was of no help.

Will install debian again and see if rEFInd will make it work.

Tinkerer

Re: ES1-132 cannot install other OS than Windows 10, BIOS options missing

You can use refind permanently as bootloader.

Also you can try to boot your ubnutu installation with it(i had the same problem with the no bootable device screen).

If you post the output of "efibootmgr -v" i can help you with your ubuntu installation.

 

Re: ES1-132 cannot install other OS than Windows 10, BIOS options missing

Hello

 

Following should work without using rEFInd.

 

  1. Create an EFI-Shell bootable Stick
  2. Disable secure boot and boot up the efi shell
  3. make sure your Ubuntu usb-stick is also connected
  4. Map the efi partition (ESP) with FS0: or FS1: or FS2:, ……
  5. You can check if you mapped the ESP partition with the command vol.
  6. run the following commands

cd EFI

mkdir Linux

cd Linux

mkdir Boot

cp FS0:\EFI\BOOT\bootx64.efi FS1:\EFI\Linux\Boot\bootx64.efi

 

In this example you copy the bootx64.efi of your Ubuntu usb drive to the esp partition.

Please check your partiton label "FS0", "FS1", "FS2" and so on, this could be different on your system.

 

Please install Ubuntu. Make sure secure boot is still disabled.

After the installation is finished open a terminal and run following command.

 

sudo efibootmgr --create --disk /dev/mmcblk0 --Part 1 --label "ubuntu"  -- loader "\\EFI\Linux\BOOTX64.efi "

mmcblk0 <- could be different on your system

 

Unfortunately I can’t attach the files needed to create a bootable efi-usb-stick but you can download it here.

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0TqK7PFBXliMHkxRDJVR2pkbzQ

 

 

 

New User

Re: ES1-132 cannot install other OS than Windows 10, BIOS options missing

Hello

 

I have the same problem with my Aspire ES1-132-C22B.

 

I have tried to follow your instructions and have copied over the bootx64.efi file to \EFI\Linux\Boot\, but when I try to run the last command I get an error message which is saying that 'Part 1' is an unknown command. If I remove the '--Part 1', the command is successfully executed. Could you please advise if I am doing something wrong?

 

Update:

 

I have managed to execute that command by replacing the uppercase 'P' with a lowercase 'p' (--part 1), but the system still doesn't see any other bootable device, except the flash drive.

 

The only difference of the steps I gone through from your instructions is that I didn't use the EFI bootable media to get the bootx64.efi to /EFI/Linux/Boot/.

 

Also I have tried a different version of your command, but with no luck:

 

sudo efibootmgr --create --disk /dev/mmcblk0 --part 1 --label "ubuntu"  -- loader "\\EFI\Linux\Boot\bootx64.efi"

In my case "mmcblk0" is mmcblk0p1.

 

When I first run the command, the new entry is added as the first one in the boot order, according to efibootmgr, but after the first attempt to boot, it is disappearing from the boot order. And like I already mentioned, it is not seen in BIOS at any time.

Re: ES1-132 cannot install other OS than Windows 10, BIOS options missing

Hi

 

You are right, the P must be lower case, sorry for that.

 

Could you please check your bios version?

I figured out that my advice only works with bios 1.06 or newer.

New User

Re: ES1-132 cannot install other OS than Windows 10, BIOS options missing

Hi,

 

sorry for a delayed reply. My BIOS version is 1.08.

 

I have found a way to boot Ubuntu on a russian linux forum, where the reason why does this problem exist is explained. The reason for it is that someone naughty has hardcoded all possible paths you can use to boot your system ('thanks a lot'). The paths are:

 

\EFI\Linux\BOOTX64.efi (Linux)
\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi (Windows Boot Manager)
\EFI\ubuntu\shim.efi (ubuntu SECURE)
\EFI\ubuntu\shim$cpu$.efi (ubuntu SECURE)
\EFI\ubuntu\grub.efi (ubuntu NORMAL)
\EFI\fedora\shim.efi (Fedora)
\EFI\android\bootx64.efi (Android)
\EFI\opensuse\grubx64.efi (topenSUSE)
\EFI\redhat\grub.efi (Red Hat Linux)
\EFI\SuSE\elilo.efi (SuSE Linux)
\EFI\ubuntu\grub$cpu$.efi (ubuntu NORMAL)

 

In my case, after installing Ubuntu as usually (my goal was to have Ubuntu as the only OS), I have booted Ubuntu from my flash drive and using the Terminal:

1. Mounted the EFI partition;

2. Created the Linux folder (/EFI/Linux/);

3. Copied everything over from the default intallation directory into that Linux folder;

4. Copied the bootx64.efi from the flash drive (not sure if this was needed);

 

After that I have restarded the system, a new boot option "Linux" has appeares in BIOS.

 

That's it. I hope this information will be useful to anyone else.

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