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by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

What the... It was already on, and I KNOW i turned it off for the install. Secure boot was already on.
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Ah, will try now, let me see.
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Ok, Mint Cinnamon INSTALLED once again. BIOS set based on this link: https://itsfoss.com/no-bootable-device-found-ubuntu/ but of those three listed files, only the grub one appears and another. I've tried using either, and both work, the other one I don't have the name at the moment, I'll post later...
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Hmm, there is no hokmanager or shin64 appearing in that BIOS step, but the Grub appears and one other with an EFI name. I opted for the Grub but it boots super slow, I'll try the other one in a bit. He wants to keep trying Linux.
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

I got it! Now to wait and see if he still wants Linux. This time I will use the tutorial we discussed here if he wants Linux and I will remove supervisor password. He did indeed let the computer go completely dead dead dead. Despite this and despite unplugging batter, pushing battery reset inside ca...
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Got the computer and have been working on it. Somehow, the BIOS password doesn't work (I saved it and know it) or the father changed it unknowingly. I've tried disconnecting the main battery by opening the case and unplugging it, and pushing the battery reset button for 60 seconds, no luck. BIOS has...
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Guy is supposed to bring computer today, hope to see what is what. I'll report back.
by wutsinterweb
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Explanation: I haven't been brought the system in question yet, the person is a very busy person and we've had 2 NorEasters and another is coming here. When I finally get a chance to work on it I promise I intend to update about what I needed to do.
by wutsinterweb
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Ok, I clicked on the lock symbol (forgot about being able to do that) and choose to remove protections for that site. It loads that way.
by wutsinterweb
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

No, not using that right now. Also, I try choosing http without the s and it keeps putting the s back when I hit enter, what is the trick there?
by wutsinterweb
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Question to anyone reading this thread, if I gave the site permission with ghostery and ad blocker plus, could firejail or something else be preventing this entire site (and the page in question) from loading fully in my two Linux installs, even inside Windows VMs: https://laptopmedia.com/specs/ Doe...
by wutsinterweb
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Ok, page loads on my bare metal Windows system I set up no long ago. So some security measure I have running must be blocking it. I see there is no battery indeed, in fact, accessing everything looks pretty simple, just remove the whole bottom. I did see on another site that there is a pinhole in th...
by wutsinterweb
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Now this is weird: Site only shows some text, no graphics and page doesn't load properly or fully, on my laptop or desktop, even in a Windows Virtual Box and even with Edge. My ISP? Very very odd. I'll go try the Windows computer I just set up and see next, just a moment.
by wutsinterweb
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

FF or Chrome on Both computers in Linux. I think I know that site from years back, they do tutorials on laptops and desktops, with lots of photos, yes?

I wonder if it is firejail, I have no idea. I'll see if it loads in Windows maybe.
by wutsinterweb
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Huh, Chrome won't load the page either, could it be something else?
by wutsinterweb
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Yes, have that link, but the site won't load for me, I tried turning off ghostery and Adblock, so maybe it's the anti mining protection?
by wutsinterweb
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

I can't seem to find a maintenance manual or adequate photos of the product, I don't know.
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

It's been so long since I look up repair guides and the fact that the computer is not that old, I didn't even consider looking up. Thank you, I am humbled that you did that.
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Cinnamon versus KDE
Replies: 29
Views: 10539

Re: Cinnamon versus KDE

As far as the visual interface, I'm getting pretty used to it now, my feeling as a noobie so far is that many different DEs have varied benefits, and that you do give up on some things going from one to another, but you just choose what is the closest to what you need. For KDE I don't like the menu ...
by wutsinterweb
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ACER: No Bootable Device
Replies: 47
Views: 1377

Re: ACER: No Bootable Device

Thank you all. As far as the battery, I understand that some laptops DO NOT have CMOS batteries, some cheaper models, and while they don't need much voltage or whater off a powerbank batter, I imagine if that battery goes very very dead, it could be an issue. sand: Thank you for verifying that this ...

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