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

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Jan 20 05:38:39 UTC 2010

Loïc Grenié wrote:
> 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.

acpi and apic are two different things.

If you still have problems with "noapic", add "acpi=off".

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