Ubuntu, EFI and Acer
A while ago I found myself in front of my little baby-notebooks screen telling me in no uncertain terms, that “No Bootable Device (was) found”. Hmm. Somehow I remembered that. I also remembered that it’s just a little renaming routine that would solve this annoying issue.
The problem in short: Most Acer notebooks expect the UEFI-entry named
Linux instead of any other name and Ubuntu names it’s entry
ubuntu on installation. Why the confusion? Who knows. Probably just self-preservation on Acer’s side, because who knows what people might do to the precious little notebook while not using a fully licensed and price increasing Windows.
The following steps should solve this issue:
- Install Ubuntu (or any other OS you like).
- After the installation reboot into the Live-CD or USB-stick that you installed the system from.
- Mount your EFI partition (let’s assume it’s mounted at /media/EFI).
- Go into /media/EFI/EFI and
ls -althe contents of the directory.
- You should see a directory named
ubuntu. Either copy it to the folder
Linuxor rename it to
Linux, depending on your adventurism level.
- Reboot and Ubuntu should boot up.
I wonder why this is not something that Ubuntu could somehow do itself on a new installation.
A more verbose description of the problem can be found here.
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