Hi there, I am classing myself as a newbie as I have never tried to load a Linux OS before this month.
I am a Silver Surfer, I can load any windows OS , and build my own desktop computers.
But I cannot load a Linux 'distro'. My CPU is the AMD Phenom 2 x6 cores 1075T. I am reading that I should deactivate Cool'n'Quiet in the Bios.... Done it... still can't load Linux.
I have tried a wide range of distros from Intel's Clear Linux; Super Ubuntu 21.04 AMD64; Linux Solus 4.2 Plasma x64;
Open Suse Leap 15.3 x64 bit & others. The result is always the same, ending with Kernel panic not syncing,.... fatal exception.
Is there a known fix or a Linux that WILL work with my cpu ?
You possibly need an older distro.
Make sure you're Booting to BIOS, and if UEFI is installed, try disabling Secureboot.
I'm guessing that UEFI is not used on that machine, but it could.
Also, try grabbing that last bios available for your system, but only if it's available from the OEM.
Thanx for that comment.
As far as I can see, this Gigabyte Bios hasn't got anything resembling "UEFI or Secureboot".
I have looked into all sections/lines/headings.... nothing.
I have now tried loading the older Ubuntu 9.10 & Linux Mint 4 "Debbie" with no luck, I have only 'Peppermint' to test today.
However so far neither has produced the FATAL ERROR as with up-to-date distros.