cant install ubuntu

Barry Pohlman barry.pohlman at
Sun Jun 21 08:33:46 UTC 2009

Just some quick questions so that I may understand your problem better.
As a quick note, Do not do any of these steps on a production machine
or a machine that is not yours. You may take it off-line.

First a quick fix that you can try. Go into the BIOS settings when the
computer first boots. Set the BIOS to default settings and reboot. See
if that would fix your issue.

Have you tried any other version of ubuntu except the 9.04 disc?
	There are alternative install discs that may provide help.
	Also you can try the 8.04.2 LTS version to see if it will load.

Do you have the capability to update the BIOS?
	Not for the new user or feint of heart but your problem may be a
	bug in the BIOS that has been fixed with updates.
	!!! Warning. Do not update BIOS if you do not feel confident in	
	doing so. Can cause permanent damage to the machine if done

Good Luck

subin sam wrote:
> hello friends
> i tried to install ubuntu on my hp dx2255 rx331pt pc. its a business pc.
> after mailing to ubuntu-users one of the friend said to boot with
> __all_generic_ide.
> when i boot with
> the following message came
> [0.022055] bios bug, local apic #0 not detected
> [0.022112] forcing use of dummy apic emulation. (tell your hw vendor)
> [1.011610] sata_via 0000:00:0f.1: invalid pci bar 5 (sz 0x0, val 0x0)
> loading please wait.....
> [2.623192] irq 8: nobody cared (try booting with the "irqpoll") option
> [2.623388] handlers:
> [2.623435] [<co3e7420>] (cmos intrupt + 0x0/0xc0)
> [2.623577] diabling irq#8
> boot_image=/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/pressed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper
> initrd=/casper/initrd.gz quiet splash--all generic ide acpi=off
> noapic nolapic
> busy box
> (initramfs)
> then i tried booting with irqpoll
> invalid pci bar 5
> [1.661328] [firmware bug]: powerpow-k8: your bios does not provide acpi-pss
> objects in a way that linux understand. please report this to the linux acpi
> maintainer and complain to your bios vendor
> so now what to do
> is there any hope
> please help.

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