In recent versions of popular Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, Debian) I always have to put
acpi=off into the kernel parameter list before I want to boot the computer. This happens to both the live CDs and the installed version. I have been unable to find information on fixing this. I guess I have to change some settings in the kernel and compile my own (my Gentoo installation doesn't have this problem).
How should I go forward in fixing this ACPI thing?
Update 1: Screenshot
Update 3: I used the kernel config of Mint to compile a kernel for Gentoo and got the same error, which is a good sign that the problem is with the kernel config.
Update 4: In my particular case, disabling the "new interface card" in the BIOS eliminates the problem (Security -> I/O Interface Security -> New Interface Card -> Locked -- via http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1662577&p=11851036#post11851036)