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Kernel Panic on first boot after installation

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Kernel Panic on first boot after installation

#1 Post by intelligentLife » Thu May 17, 2018 7:40 am

Hi

I have an Asus E200H which has been running Windows 10

However, this is a netbook with 2GB RAM and 32GB SSD, and the latest update Windows wants 8GB - there's no way I can possibly free 8GB of storage space, so I decided to ditch it entirely

I have been able to boot from USB, and run through the installer (though the automatic partioning failed, I had to partition manually)

The first reboot after installation failed to a kernel panic

Second boot fails (hangs) after `activating swap`, as does the 3rd

A complete reinstall was no more successful - still hangs when attempting to boot

The thing is, the live environment works fine, and Xubuntu installed successfully, but I really like the appearance and community and am keen to get MX installed.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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 inxi -F
System:    Host: mx1 Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3
           Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon March 14, 2018
Machine:   Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: E200HA v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: E200HA v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: E200HA.207 date: 02/01/2016
Battery    BATC: charge: 9.8 Wh 60.0% condition: 16.3/19.0 Wh (86%)
CPU:       Quad core Intel Atom x5-Z8300 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1840 MHz 1: 584 MHz 2: 830 MHz 3: 491 MHz 4: 486 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series PCI Configuration Registers
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.2 ) drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.01hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (Cherrytrail) version: 4.5 Mesa 13.0.6
Audio:     Card Intel HDMI/DP LPE Audio driver: HdmiLpeAudio Sound: ALSA v: k4.15.0-1-amd64
Network:   Card: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath10k_pci
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 74:c6:3b:47:bc:e7
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 8.0GB (25.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: N/A size: 31.3GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sda model: USB_Flash_Drive size: 8.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 1.5G used: 47M (4%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 203 Uptime: 8 min Memory: 770.2/1890.1MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.54 

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Re: Kernel Panic on first boot after installation

#2 Post by rich » Thu May 17, 2018 8:56 am

Hello! What happened with the automatic partitioning, in what way did it fail? What was the partition scheme you ended up with?
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Re: Kernel Panic on first boot after installation

#3 Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu May 17, 2018 9:07 am

the auto-partition in the installer on the release isos (and the april snapshot for that matter) had a bug when dealing with UEFI installs on mmcblk and nvme devices.

However, if the OP got it installed, the second issue is: what is causing the hang? does it ever boot or just wait a while?
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Re: Kernel Panic on first boot after installation

#4 Post by fehlix » Thu May 17, 2018 9:19 am

intelligentLife wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:40 am
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Second boot fails (hangs) after `activating swap`, as does the 3rd
To overcome the swap hanger at boot you might consider to add noswap kernel boot parameter.
Within GRUB-menu press key „E“ to edit the menuentry and navigate with the arrow-keys to the line starting with linux.
Add to the end of that line after the word „quiet“ add the noswap kernel parameter, i.e replace „quiet“ with „quiet noswap“.
If you can boot now, do check with Gparted your partitions.
Perhaps turn on swap within Gparted by right-click on swap-partiton.
Now go and recreate the init-ramdisk like this from the command-line
( do remove the #-hash-comment-sign)

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# sudo update-initramfs -u -k all
You migth additionally consider to reinstall grub-loader and do recreate grub-boot-menu
like this example

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# sudo update-grub
# sudo grub-install /dev/sdX    ## adjust /dev/sdX here 
Hope you'll happy booting now. :puppy:

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Re: Kernel Panic on first boot after installation

#5 Post by GuiGuy » Thu May 17, 2018 11:26 am

If you can, turn off UEFI and "secure boot" before attempting to install MX.
Legacy boot is much better.

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Re: Kernel Panic on first boot after installation

#6 Post by rich » Thu May 17, 2018 12:49 pm

GuiGuy wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 11:26 am
If you can, turn off UEFI and "secure boot" before attempting to install MX.
Legacy boot is much better.
Off topic, but I had a Lenovo which could boot bios or uefi and I couldn't figure out which was better. Bios was simpler but uefi I read was necessary for certain virtualization modes and other things I didn't really understand. What makes legacy boot better for you?
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Re: Kernel Panic on first boot after installation

#7 Post by intelligentLife » Thu May 17, 2018 3:57 pm

I tried a full reinstall, but it still would not boot.

Xubuntu installed successfully, as did Manjaro, so I will stick with Manjaro for now

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Re: Kernel Panic on first boot after installation

#8 Post by fehlix » Thu May 17, 2018 4:29 pm

intelligentLife wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 3:57 pm
I tried a full reinstall, but it still would not boot.

Xubuntu installed successfully, as did Manjaro, so I will stick with Manjaro for now
Fair enough to try another distro.
Would you let us know whether you have made a system update within the MX-live-system before installing. Without this system-update you might have experienced a bug which was fixed within the installer recently.
Thanks. :snail:

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Re: Kernel Panic on first boot after installation

#9 Post by GuiGuy » Thu May 17, 2018 4:39 pm

Quote from the wiki:-
MX-17 - UEFI Compatibility

MX-17 is designed to be compatible with UEFI firmware, but implementations still vary widely among computer and motherboard manufacturers. As a result the following configurations are currently supported.

MX-17 64-bit installation supports two boot modes: Native UEFI & Legacy BIOS. At present, MX-17 64-bit supports installations using UEFI boot mode and UEFI with Legacy BIOS boot mode. Both modes require Secure Boot OFF.

MX-17 32-bit installation requires UEFI with Legacy BIOS. Currently, MX-17 32-bit installations require UEFI firmware in Legacy BIOS boot mode (CSM, Legacy OPROM, etc.) and Secure Boot OFF.
So did you turn off secure boot?

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Re: Kernel Panic on first boot after installation

#10 Post by intelligentLife » Thu May 17, 2018 7:06 pm

fehlix wrote:
Would you let us know whether you have made a system update within the MX-live-system before installing. Without this system-update you might have experienced a bug which was fixed within the installer recently.
Thanks. :snail:
You know, I will try this option.

I am not very happy with Manjaro - even the 'minimal' install is bloated, I really disliked Xubuntu, and really liked the live MX, but I don't want to have to spend weeks trying to get MX working.

I ever briefly considered just running off the live USB, but I don't want to have a USB stick constantly hanging out the side of the device (and it only has 2 ports, anyway)

Yes, I disabled secure boot

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