Big issue with my PC someone please help me

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Joined Apr 20, 2016
So I want to load ubuntu 16.04 on my lenovo 3000 j series 7387A11 and it will go into BIOS just fine. i got my old hard drive with ubuntu preloaded and slapped it in the computer. I boot it up to the purple screen that says ubuntu advanced options and memtest. memtest works but whenever i select ubuntu it goes back to the DOS interface and says, Timer no connected to io- apic
and I have 4 gigs of ddr2 ram and a athlon64 x2 3800+ (want to upgrade to 4200+) and I think intigrated Geforce or some nvidia graphics


Joined Oct 11, 2008
Check out this Ubuntu forum:

I've not run into that particular issue, but this thread has a discussion of the issue, and a possible fix for it. I've found this forum to be handy in answering some obscure linux OS questions. If the particular thread I've pointed too does not help, use the search function to dredge up info that might assist you.