Set acpi=off kernel parameters for Ubuntu Linux installation


The objective is to set the acpi kernel boot parameters on Ubuntu Linux.

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04


Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.




  • # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ – given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user


Depending on your hardware and issues your are experiencing during the Ubuntu Linux installation, you may need to disable the acpi kernel boot parameters.

select language

Boot from the Ubuntu ISO and keep pressing the SHIFT to enter GRUB boot menu.
Next, select language.

available kernel boot parameters

Press F6 to access available kernel boot parameters.

Ubuntu Grub Parameters list -select

Select acpi=off and press ENTER. Once selected the x mark will appear. Press Esc to close the Grub boot parameters list.

start Ubuntu installation

Select and appropriate install option and hit ENTER