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    ACPI Error when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from USB-stick

    Hi!

    It feels like I've Googled this for several hours now without getting any smarter.

    I just built myself a new computer, and of course I want to run Ubuntu on it.

    Components:

    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
    CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4 GHz
    GPU: MSI GTX 560Ti OC
    RAM: 4x4GB Corsair Dominator 1600MHz

    What happens when I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit from my bootable USB-stick is that the install starts to load up normally, then after a few seconds it gets stuck at some message like "ACPI Error yadayadasomethingsomething" (not close to that computer right now so I can't quote it fully).

    What I've found when Googling is basically just people saying that one should try to install with acpi=off. Is there any danger in running Ubuntu with this on a daily basis?
    Also, how do I add this acpi=off parameter when installing from a bootable USB-stick?

    I'm a complete noob when it comes to Linux and Ubuntu, all I know is how to compile Android from source, which is also mainly what I use Ubuntu for.

    Appreciating any kind of help!

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    Re: ACPI Error when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from USB-stick

    I do not know about ACPI, but with nVidia you also (or instead?) will need nomodeset.

    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

    Sometimes settings in BIOS can make a big difference also.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: ACPI Error when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from USB-stick

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    I do not know about ACPI, but with nVidia you also (or instead?) will need nomodeset.

    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions

    Sometimes settings in BIOS can make a big difference also.
    Okay, so there's no way to make these pre-installation changes when installing from a pendrive?

    I think it's very weird (and annoying) that this is happening, guess I should try some other installation methods... Would very much like to solve it.

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    Re: ACPI Error when trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from USB-stick

    Update: Managed to find a way to apply the acpi=off parameter and the install went fine. Not quite sure what kind of warning signals I should be looking for now thoug, if it even affected anything. I didn't have to use the parameter when rebooting anyway, so it might've just needed to be off when booting from the drive.

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