Hello. I am a newcomer to Daniweb and need some advice. I've been using Ubuntu regularily on several PCs and note books installing without problems until now. I have just purchased an Acer Aspire ES 11 (ES1-132-CONU) that is using an Intel Celeron Quad Core 3450 processor launced Q3'16 possibly from the Kaby Lake 7th gen batch.
Installation USB /CDs for versions 14.04 and 16.04 won't boot. Version 16.1 will boot and I can go thru the 'try without installing' and without any problem. Then after adjusting the Windows 10 partition, etc. and installing Ubuntu 16.1, can only boot to Windows 10 with Windows Boot Loader. I can boot with the Ubuntu installation USB again, run 'try without installation' then download 'Boot-Repair' and repair/install Grub. Still no success.
This machine doesn't have the firmware Legacy option for an old BIOS setup. I've configured the machine's UEFI firmware to many combinations. I've even removed the original harddrive and installed a new harddrive then installed Ubuntu 16.1 but still won't boot. I even cloned the orginal harddrive with Windows 10 and using that clone, have done some serious modifications to Windows while attempting to load Ubuntu. The whole adventure seems like Windows 10 'only' is designed for that processor like it has it's UUID or product code now burned into Acer's firmware memory. I even unplugged the battery and removed the CMOS battery overnight thinking I would clear some Windows identity but without success.
I have run out of ideas. I'd sure appreciate some help.