I recently had issues with installing Ubuntu on my Acer Spin 1 where the installer would simply hang indefinitely during grub installation or some other part of the install. I found a fix where I manually partitioned everything and finally got it to install. After reboot however all I got was a 'No Bootable Device' screen. I looked around and found a fix that includes going into BIOS and selecting the drive in 'UEFI file as trusted for executing' but there's nothing there. I got into 'Try Ubuntu without installing' again and went into GParted and all the drives are present. The drives themselves are in the files and I can browse through them. They just don't appear in BIOS.

So what's going on? I'm relatively new with Linux but I'm personally sick of trying to install this thing but I don't have any other alternatives. Every time I want to use some form of Linux it never runs as smoothly as everyone describes it. Please help me.

Edit: I should mention that the drives/partitions in the Ubuntu trial appear on the task bar with SD card icons. There is no way in hell they're on the USB boot as they are more than 40GB volumes and my USB is only 3.73GB.

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    All Acers have required users to set an UEFI password and then enable "trust" on the ubuntu/grub .efi boot files. Acer Spin 5 Ubuntu 17.04 Needs Acer password & trust askubuntu.com/questions/908854/… and more details: askubuntu.com/questions/597213/… & Acer Aspire E15 will not dual boot, many details Trust settings in step 35 askubuntu.com/questions/627416/… – oldfred Mar 25 '18 at 13:41
  • I already had my supervisor password set. I decided to reinstall again to follow the procedures but now I'm back to where I started before I finally got Ubuntu installed properly: askubuntu.com/questions/1018804/ubuntu-16-04-installation-stuck This is a nightmare. – A. Le Mar 26 '18 at 2:52
  • After you re-installed you have to reset "trust". This user with a Spin worked. Acer Spin 5 Ubuntu 17.04 Needs Acer password & trust askubuntu.com/questions/908854/… May be best to see details, you can run from your Ubuntu live installer or any working install, use ppa version not older Boot-Repair ISO: Post the link to the Create BootInfo summary report. Is part of Boot-Repair: help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Info – oldfred Mar 26 '18 at 3:41
  • I've found a way to reinstall properly but now when I go into bios and go 'Select an UEFI file as trusted for executing' I get a drive called 'EMMC' (I'm assuming the name is different from 'HDD0' because of the computer hardware). When I press enter, there's nothing there. I also ran Boot-Repair and the link is here: paste.ubuntu.com/p/7zxpd7tWrB – A. Le Mar 26 '18 at 6:47
  • Have you updated UEFI from Acer. Many have reported they needed that step. While some have posted you have to have secure boot on to set trust, often easier to have it off. If not dual booting with Windows some with issues add a "Windows" description entry that really boots grub's shim file into ubuntu. Do not know if that works on Acer but I expect Windows automatically has trust. see workaround IV : askubuntu.com/questions/486752/… Since drive is not sda, you also may have to change to /dev/mmcblk1p1, not sda1. see man efibootmgr – oldfred Mar 26 '18 at 13:36

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