Tutorial Install LMDE on Acer Aspire ES1

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Tutorial Install LMDE on Acer Aspire ES1

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Acer Aspire ES1 have two issues when triyng to install :
- cannot boot from live usb Mint 21 (or Ubuntu 22.04)
- can boot from live usb LMDE 6 but error when installing Grub

(other hardware issue : when shutting down the computer a light stays on : it is not completely off and therefore does not react to a press on the power on button -> hold power button 6 seconds to force shut down)

The following tutorial has been adapted for LMDE


Use a bootable key running a Debian-based distro (recommended : LMDE 6)
(distros based on Ubuntu 22.04 do not boot, e.g. : Mint 21)

Access BIOS = <F2>
Disable SecureBoot (you may need to add temporarily a BIOS setup password)

Set the bootable key fisrt in the boot priority order

boot on the key

Launch the LMDE installer (live-installer)
in the installation process, uncheck the option to install GRUB

(note : to install an Ubuntu-based distro without Grub, execute the command
ubiquity -b)

when the install is complete do NOT reboot

Open the Disks application and note the name/number of the EFI et Root (/) partitions

Open a terminal

Run the following commands

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sudo -s

mount /dev/sdb3 /mnt #where sdb3 is the root partition (may be sda3)

mkdir /mnt/boot/efi  #may allready exist

mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/boot/efi #where sdb1 is the efi partition (may be sda1)

for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys; do mount -B $i /mnt$i; done

modprobe efivars #does not exist in LMDE

efibootmgr --verbose  #check the presence of a grubx64.efi file
#connect the computer to the Internet

apt-get update

apt-get install --reinstall grub-efi-amd64

grub-install --no-nvram --root-directory=/mnt

chroot /mnt


cd /boot/efi/EFI

cp -R debian BOOT


cp grubx64.efi bootx64.efi
#end of the procedure, reboot

Source : https://community.acer.com/en/discussio ... ent_480966
(adapted for Debian / LMDE)
See also : https://wiki.debian.org/GrubEFIReinstall
Currently on Linux Mint Xfce 21 64 bits + Mint Cinnamon 21 for testing + Ubuntu 22.04 for testing.
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