I hope I posted this to the correct area:
Okay I have done quite a bit of research read a bunch of forums, including ubuntu UEFIbooting documentation. I have an ACER M3470G desktop I got a year ago, and installed xubuntu on a second drive which worked fine (which I now know worked because my current drive is MBR). Now that the year is up I tried to use the drive that came with the machine. I used efibootmgr utility and boot-reapir they both appeared to work , and when checked they indeed changed the info. I restart the computer, and its all changed back as if I did nothing. Which brings me to my readings on secure boot and the "bios". The "bios" has nothing of the kind to enable or disable this, instead it strangely has a list in boot options of the AMI P01-A3 Rev 4.6:
1: [EFI Device]
4: Removable media
Giving it some though I could move EFI Device down the list to the bottom but it changes nothing. I also read somewhere providing a supervisor password enabled the ability to turn it off, but I also see this doing nothing. Has anyone else had experience with this? (Note: I even tried converting the GPT drive to a MBR, but again when rebooted it changes it back) I read all about this ahead of time, and all this time I had one under my nose so annoying. -.- Anyone know of anyway I could utilize this drive?
efibootmgr also listed everything in strange order as the Linux disk was booted EFI but the hardrive was UEFI. I heard they cant mix? How can I erase the NVRAM with my own keys? doesn't appear to be enough info just the same info repeated.