Hi pretty new to this so here goes ahve installed ubuntu 8.10 onto a new acer m1641 desktop with a 650 gig hd and 4gig ram and totaly wiped the old vista system and any preinstalled acer rubbish with it.
whent thro the installation and had to choose no apic via f6 on start of the installation as i got a report saying no local apic detected try using dummy apic emulation etc, so did that and away it went. got alittle muddled on the partition and the next thing i know is have ubuntu asking me to remove the disc and restart.bios b
On restart i then get the same report: mp bios bug:8254 timer not connectedto ioapic.
Kernal panic not syncing: i0timer doesnt work boot with apic=debug and send report then try rebooting with noapic option.
I have installed on ubuntu 8.10 on an old compaq pressario over xp proff and no probs thought i was doing ok but it seems not, just as i thought i could get rid of M$.
have tried my factory recovery disks and they will not recover so i am presuming ive knckerd the bootsystem.
Any help out there before it goes out the window!!