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Re: Linux on Acer
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2017, 08:37:39 am »
Can you give us the exact model number ?

Yes Aspire ES 15 also has ES1-523-28GQ I took a photograph of the label but its too big to upload :(

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Re: Linux on Acer
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2017, 05:55:46 pm »
Okay, from your partition information:-

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Device          Start        End   Sectors   Size Type
/dev/sda1        2048     206847    204800   100M EFI System
/dev/sda2      206848     239615     32768    16M Microsoft reserved
/dev/sda3      239616  544597404 544357789 259.6G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda4   544598016  998664191 454066176 216.5G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda5   998666240 1951422463 952756224 454.3G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda6  1951424512 1953521663   2097152     1G Windows recovery environment

I'm seeing NO Linux partitions, so you can't actually have installed Linux ???
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Re: Linux on Acer
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2017, 10:12:00 am »
Hello again!
I actually deleted it in a moment of frustration it's now been reinstalled on sda4 but it just shows up as an EFI system. I have to be doing something wrong but what?

mint@mint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/ram0: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram1: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram2: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram3: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram4: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram5: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram6: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram7: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram8: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram9: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram10: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram11: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram12: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram13: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram14: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/ram15: 64 MiB, 67108864 bytes, 131072 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes


Disk /dev/loop0: 1.7 GiB, 1757536256 bytes, 3432688 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: B6158A9C-79D7-41D0-B56D-8F58BF67D072

Device          Start        End   Sectors   Size Type
/dev/sda1        2048     206847    204800   100M EFI System
/dev/sda2      206848     239615     32768    16M Microsoft reserved
/dev/sda3      239616  544597404 544357789 259.6G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda4   544598016  998664422 454066407 216.5G EFI System
/dev/sda5   998666240 1951422463 952756224 454.3G Microsoft basic data
/dev/sda6  1951424512 1953521663   2097152     1G Windows recovery environment




Disk /dev/sdb: 14.4 GiB, 15479597056 bytes, 30233588 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x007c9280

Device     Boot Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1  *     2048 30233587 30231540 14.4G  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
mint@mint ~ $

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Re: Linux on Acer
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2017, 10:30:45 am »
This showed up when I tried to reinstall mint

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Re: Linux on Acer
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2017, 12:39:17 pm »
I'll get back to you about this, but can you please not add images (or anything else) as an attachment unless specifically asked to do so by admin.

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Re: Linux on Acer
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2017, 12:49:52 pm »
I'll get back to you about this, but can you please not add images (or anything else) as an attachment unless specifically asked to do so by admin.

Instead, host the image somewhere like
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I've made the changes for you this time.


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Re: Linux on Acer
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2017, 04:51:45 pm »
Update

I now have Linux kind of working, I used the information I found on the link at the bottom of this post.  The touchpad doesn't work apparently I need to upgrade the kernel but thats above my skill level. Anyway thanks to everyone that replied there's some good reading on the site so I'll be back.

Admin if link isn't allowed my apologies and please delete, thanks

http://askubuntu.com/questions/627416/acer-aspire-e15-will-not-dual-boot

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Re: Linux on Acer
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2017, 01:22:22 am »
What's the output from:
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xinput --list
and what makes you think you need a newer kernel to get the touchpad working?
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Re: Linux on Acer
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2017, 01:47:55 pm »
What's the output from:
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xinput --list
and what makes you think you need a newer kernel to get the touchpad working?
I read on on one of the google search results. about the kernel here is the output result as a novice I dont understand much about linux

paul@paul-Aspire-ES1-523 ~ $ xinput --list
? Virtual core pointer                       id=2   [master pointer  (3)]
?   ? Virtual core XTEST pointer                 id=4   [slave  pointer  (2)]
?   ? Logitech USB Receiver                      id=11   [slave  pointer  (2)]
? Virtual core keyboard                      id=3   [master keyboard (2)]
    ? Virtual core XTEST keyboard                id=5   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ? Power Button                               id=6   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ? Video Bus                                  id=7   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ? Power Button                               id=8   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ? Sleep Button                               id=9   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ? Logitech USB Receiver                      id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ? VGA Webcam                                 id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ? AT Translated Set 2 keyboard               id=13   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ? Acer WMI hotkeys                           id=14   [slave  keyboard (3)]
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Re: Linux on Acer
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2017, 09:53:17 am »
Changing the properties of the touchpad from advanced to basic has fixed this issue

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Re: Linux on Acer
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2017, 12:51:50 am »
Great news paulk .. sorry I didn't get back to you quickly, I've been stupid busy lately.
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Re: Linux on Acer
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2017, 11:26:36 pm »
Its cool Mark, you been very helpful mate. Do all modern computers favour the Microsoft company?

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Re: Linux on Acer
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2017, 10:39:02 pm »
It's more about how manufacturers implement UEFI on some modern PC's .. most work, some are awkward but can be made to work if you know the correct UEFI settings, and a handful won't work at all or require a UEFI firmware update ::)
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