OpenRC CLI ISO freezes on boot with AMD ryzen
I have been trying to install this on a pc I recently built. I put in the installation media for the openrc command line version and it constantly froze on boot. I kept rebooting and it never worked. I then inserted an external hard drive that has linux mint installed and it started no problem. I checked to see if it was a problem with the installation media and inserted it into my intel laptop and the installation media started fine. This appears to be a problem that only happens with amd cpus. Specific cpu is the ryzen 3700x. Just freezes during the init process after I select to boot the image in the selection menu at the start of parabola. I hope this is clear. The image below shows the problem but it freezes at different stages during this process.
Updated by bill-auger 30 days ago
- Assignee set to Megver83
- Subject changed from Installation Media Freezes On Boot (OpenRC command line with amd) to OpenRC CLI ISO freezes on boot with AMD ryzen
that is probably not a problem with the ISO media - it is more likely a kernel issue - i would suggest installing parabola on the external disk, using the computer that can boot the ISO - then see if the ryzen computer can boot parabola from the external disk
- Status changed from unconfirmed to info needed
- Category set to LiveISO
Your processor, is this one?
You said you tried Linux Mint and it worked. However, it would help more to try something more Parabola-like.
For instance, did you tried some if these ISOs?:
- Parabola LXDE with OpenRC
- Parabola with systemd
- PureOS/Trisquel/Hyperbola or another free distro
- Arch Linux
Try them in that same order. If one of them works, then you don't need to test the rest.
I've investigated a bit, and found this:
This is not the result of a deep investigation, just collected some possibly useful info, but looks like it may need non-free firmware. Anyways, try other Parabola ISOs, if not, you could try Trisquel, PureOS or Hyperbola to see if your CPU works with a free distro.