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Old 11-05-2017, 11:38 AM   #1
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Linux install on an HP 255 G6, what's the problem here?


When I try to boot from USB (any distro) I get this error.

[ 0.030711] [Firmware Bug]: cpu 0, invalid threshold interrupt offset 1 for bank 4, block 0 (MSR00000413=0xd0000fff01000000)
[ 0.410881] platform wdat_wdt: failed to claim resource 1
[ 0.546483] ACPI Error: [WLVD] Namespace lookup failure, AE_NOT_FOUND (201609ffff80/psargs-359)

Also lots more ACPI Errors...

Is there anyway to fix this? This is a new PC that my school sent me that had Windows 10 preloaded on it... Windows can go for all I care

model: HP 255 G6 notebook pc
processor: AMD E2-9000e RADEON R2, 4 COMPUTE CORES 2C+2G, 1500Mhz, 2 Core(s)
BIOS version/Date: Insyde F.02, 4/7/2017

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Old 11-05-2017, 01:54 PM   #2
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Don't know about the age of it, but I would find it unusual for a bug to get out in the AMD bios (rare enough) and get past HP (possible, but unlikely). I presume someone will have thrown a live linux dvd into it at least.

Look for a Bios update from HP, or the motherboard manufacturer. I wouldn't ditch windows yet; you may need it to tidy up stuff for technophobic lecturers who would freak out at an .odt file and you can see how your sweat and toil looks to their eyes.

I would go the install iso dvd route if possible; there is a burner in that thing, isn't there?
Also, if you had a partition on the usb stick, even 1, it may be trying to boot on the partition table which could send it off looking for a home for the bewildered into which to be admitted. The kosher way to do it is
Code:
dd if=some.iso of=/dev/sdX
e.g. /sev/sdb, and not sdb1. Partitions will be overwritten.
 
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:47 PM   #3
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I made the ISO using rufus on the windows system, because the partition table is GPT I made the USB under GPT / UEFI setting, but also tried it with the default MBR for bios or UEFI, both give the same error. I'm familiar with the dd command so I will try that now from my linux system and if that doesn't work I'll try a dvd. I'll post back here if it works, thanks!

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Old 11-05-2017, 04:39 PM   #4
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Same error codes, but was able to boot into Xubuntu using a DVD (dd failed). I'll look more into these codes as well as a BIOS update and post back. Now I will try to install on free space and get to boot alongside Windows then use efibootmgr to change boot order. Thank you so much, I never would of thought to use a DVD.

Edit: efibootmgr didnt show Ubuntu and it booted straight to windows. This was easily fixed in the bios and selecting ubuntu first and grub bootloader comes up first. AND THE ERROR CODES ARE GONE!!!!

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Old 11-06-2017, 06:04 AM   #5
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I don't like the sound of that. Use sudo dd on the usb key - that's pretty unconditional.
 
Old 11-06-2017, 06:32 AM   #6
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Actually there was a problem, soon after I got it installed the error went away and during my first apt-get update / upgrade it hung up and same errors came back with UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY and had to use fsck prior to getting it to boot then killing the hung process. After about 5 times of locking up on me I finally got the update to finish and errors gone (for now). Sorry about not being more specific,but I'm not home right now.
 
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Sounds ok to me. Glad you're sorted
 
  


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