I am running Ubuntu and had this issue where one day the system just decided not to boot. I wandered around blindly, and somehow came across these two little parameters. Now, each time if I type edd=on and nolapic to the linux line of the boot commands, the system boots as it should.
What is this edd=on and nolapic, and why do I need to type these custom commands to boot into Ubuntu linux? I feel like if I understand what they mean I can understand the problem, and maybe fix it forever.
PS: what is the name for the list of boot commands I am referring to? Is it just the "boot command list", or "bootload script"? Thanks!