axel uraliin.asti at btinternet.com
Fri Apr 23 08:18:47 UTC 2010

I am running Ubuntu 8,04 on a Dell Inspiron 1501

Intermittently ...When I boot up (or try to), I get two bug messages:


1. MP_BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC

2. PCI: BIOS BUG #81 [49435000] found


Sometimes, the booting up process completes anyway; sometimes it
doesn't. When it doesn't, I get stopped at an initramfs prompt and can't
get beyond that.

I have updated GRUB ...and this seems to help i.e. the booting up
process is completed.But the BUG message still appears in the start up
sequence screens
With no luck I have tried to find a "download" for a Dell/Linux BIOS ,
so I can update my BIOS : the problem arises in that the available "BIOS
downloads" are directed at "Windows Users": I had Windows
Vista....chucked it out and loaded Ubuntu in its place. So now the
problem really is that I cant find a "Ubuntu based BIOS UPDATE "
Can you help

...Suuri Suomi Urali in asti !

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