The trouble in Installer Crash and "No Bootable Device" with Acer R11 is nearly identical except for the version and the fact that it has no cd drive - must use USB install. I can "try ubuntu" (doing so now) but after installing the system won't boot, saying "No bootable device". I tried following Trashman's answer there: "will work from USB if you add the acpi=off option to the boot command, both before and after the -- delimiter. . ." but when I get into grub I cannot find any line as described to edit.
I'm stuck here since I ran the install immediately on a brand new computer (arrived today) to replace Windows 10 (with no way to back up the OS before wiping it). I would have simply continued the discussion in the 14.04 thread I referred to but lack sufficient reputation to comment (due to spam answer problems there).