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Date:      Sun, 18 Jan 2015 20:39:21 -0800
From:      Chris Maness <>
To:        Warren Block <>
Cc:        "" <>
Subject:   Re: Acer Aspire AXC-603-UB17
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On Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 6:39 AM, Warren Block <> wrote:

> On Sun, 18 Jan 2015, Chris Maness wrote:
>  Likely UEFI with SecureBoot enabled.  Turn SecureBoot off, enable
>> "legacy" or "CSM" booting in what was formerly known as the BIOS setup
>> screens.
>> Yes, I had turned SecureBoot off.  There does not seem to be an option
>> for legacy or CSM in the BIOS menu.
>> I cannot get it to even see my memory stick with a FreeBSD install image
>> on it.  Even my macbook pro mostly boots this and hangs on some hardware
>> issues (as I expected but just wanted
>> to make sure the usb stick was actually bootable).
> UEFI alone might do that.  Only UEFI-approved boot devices are shown
> unless legacy or compatibility mode is enabled.  Unfortunately, there are
> varying names and methods in the settings between different manufacturers.

Thanks, Warren.  I am up and running with a Micro-ITX  AMD mobo and solid
state drive I put together myself.  I am going to take the Acer back
tomorrow.  Seems as though I was locked out of installing any other OS on
it.  That was so lame, and a big waste of time.


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