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Thread: Acer Aspire Switch 10 & LiveBoot 14.04 LTS

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    Acer Aspire Switch 10 & LiveBoot 14.04 LTS

    Hi,

    I'd like to liveboot ubuntu on my Switch 10 before installing it. The best reference I could find is http://community.acer.com/t5/2012-Ar...p/17707#M6215.

    But this was back in 2012. From my own experience, disabling SecureBoot doesn't do anything. I've tested my ubuntu usb & it works on my Acer Aspire 1825ptz. Directing my bios to boot from usb says system doesn't have usb boot capability.

    I don't want to install Ubuntu yet until I've tested it on the hardware of my Switch 10.

    Any advice?

    Thanks.

    Reggie


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    Re: Acer Aspire Switch 10 & LiveBoot 14.04 LTS

    Thread moved to General Help.

    Welcome. Burn a Live USB and boot from it. As you only want to try, you shouldn't need to switch off secure boot or anything else as you are running from the DVD/USB install, not the hard drive and you are not installed there.

    This will not interfere with anything on your hard drive or system.

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    Re: Acer Aspire Switch 10 & LiveBoot 14.04 LTS

    I've tried booting from LiveUSB both with SecureBoot enabled & disabled, but I go straight to Windows 8.

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    Re: Acer Aspire Switch 10 & LiveBoot 14.04 LTS

    Check this out: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...0#post13073540

    The issue is that the firmware on the Switch 10 can't boot a 64-bit UEFI bootloader. I also found a blog post from someone who used the 32-bit UEFI bootloader to install and boot 64-bit Ubuntu here: http://www.jfwhome.com/2014/03/07/pe...mer-book-t100/

    I'll keep my thread updated with progress...

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