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Bios Bug help required please!
This is my first post and I'll jump right in with a question!
I installed the Ubunti 9.04 (64 bit version) and found that on boot up I got the following error message:
"0.348000 MS Bios bug....8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC"
After this it boots (I hear the boot up music) and end up with a blank screen. Every time. The only option is to crash the system.
So although my Acer has a 64 bit processor I then tried installing the 32 bit version. Same error message as before except it will boot and run normally. Quiet well in fact. Once in a blue moon I do get a blank screen but its very rare. The only thing that doesn't work is I cant seem to set the system clock and have to do it in the bios setup.
I also get this error msg if I boot from the live CD.
I have tried flashing the bios with an update but no difference.
From what I read this problem usually occurs when one a newer motherboard with an older OS not the other way round as in my case.
Any suggestions or perspectives on this problem?