When incorporates Ubuntu the new bios EFI software ? (Graphical Bios)

Loïc Grenié loic.grenie at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 22:16:27 UTC 2010

2010/1/19 Hein van Helsdingen <hvanhelsdingen at online.nl>:
> Dear All.
> I just bought a new computer.  It was impossible  to install Ubuntu
> 9.10. on it, the message I got was MP-Bios bug: 8254 timer not connected
> to IO-APIC. The computer has a MSI motherboard with a new kind of Bios,
> a graphical Bios, EFI.  The computer also can not work with an attached
> USB stick with an Ubuntu 9.10 system on it.
> Presuming it is the new Bios that makes the trouble, I made the
> question: When is Ubuntu incorporating new software to work with the new
> Bios system EFI ?  Already with the 10.04?   (In that case I keep my new
> computer, and....wait.)

    This is not related to EFI.

    Try to disable ACPI APIC (it's spelled correctly) in your BIOS. If
  you do not manage to disable it, you'll have to add a "noapic" on
  the command line of the kernel.

    For the first boot (CD), you'll have to hit F6 (or is it F8 ?) and add it
  by hand; for the first reboot, you'll have to do the same thing. After
  that you'll have to change either /boot/grub/menu.lst (add noapic
  at the end of the line containing defoptions) or /etc/default/grub
  (add noapic to the line starting with


  )(I'm afraid it could be another file because I don't have a working
  9.10 system, yet). In any case, you'll have to run


  before the next reboot.

      Hope this helps,


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