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I got a brand new MSI Z370-A PRO PC with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and 1151 Socket. Currently, the hard drive is empty, when I try booting OS installation from an external medium (either USB or CD), I got this error:

error during boot

Error text:

[   0.161354] ACPI Error: [_SB_.PCI0.RP05.PXSX] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND (20160930/dswload2-191)
[   0.161360] ACPI Exception: AE_NOT_FOUND, During name lookup/catalog (20160930/psobject-227)
[   0.161362] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB.PCI0.RP04.PXSX] (Node ffff89d3edcd85f0), AE_NOT_FOUND (20160930/psparse-543)
[   0.161572] ACPI Error: [_SB_.PCI0.RP09.PXSX] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND (20160930/dswload2-191)
[   0.161574] ACPI Exception: AE_NOT_FOUND, During name lookup/catalog (20160930/psobject-227) 
[   0.161576] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB.PCI0.RP08.PXSX] (Node ffff89d3edcd9500), AE_NOT_FOUND (20160930/psparse-543)

After a few searches, I learnt that I need to disable the ACPI option from the BIOS; however, the only available option is 'LED/Blinking' which is not helpful (screen shot below ↓↓↓)

bios

(Sorry for the invisible text menu.)

As you can see from the screen capture; the current version has no support for flashing (Flash-M) and with the BIOS refusing to recognize all first-order media, I'll be grateful if anyone could direct me into a solution that can successfully make a USB/CD/DVD boot possible.

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    Your transcription of the first screen image is wrong — it goes straight from the fifth timestamp to the sixth line, and there is at least one obvious typo.  Please fix and double-check. – G-Man Dec 16 '17 at 19:13
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I had the same problem as you with a similar system trying to install Xubuntu 16.04. I was able to solve it by following these steps:

  1. Go to GRUB menu and press 'e' while highlighting the Install Xubuntu option.
  2. Add nomodeset acpi_osi= after quiet splash (line starting with linux).
  3. Press CTRL+x or F10 to boot.

Source: https://askubuntu.com/a/838369

I was able to install Xubuntu afterwards. However, after the installation I was only seeing a black screen. That problem was likely caused by a missing GPU driver. The following steps worked for me:

  1. Go to GRUB menu and press 'e' while highlighting Ubuntu (the one that usually boots the just installed Xubuntu/Ubuntu).
  2. Replace quiet splash with nomodeset.
  3. Press CTRL+x or F10 to boot.
  4. Install the missing (Nvidia) drivers.

Source: https://askubuntu.com/a/162076

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Solved the problem, sorry that I didn't post any updates.

The error appears because the ACPI option -unlike Windows- is not implemented in Ubuntu (17.04 at least).

You need to turn the acpi flag off from the grub; At boot screen, hit 'e' key, you will be redirected to the grub menu, add:

acpi=off

at the end of the linux /vmlinuz line. After that save the new settings and re-boot with cntrl + X and resume the installation.

This will work out assuming that the Secure Boot is disabled.

(I am setting this post as solved)

  • You're not fixing the error, you're just avoiding it – Ryan Ward Apr 28 '18 at 16:58
  • True, this workaround does not fix the error, but it -temporarily- solved the problem in hand. Thanks for your input. – tmn Apr 28 '18 at 17:09

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