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    Unhappy opensuse install problems AMD

    OK so i used to own a laptop i paid like 1200 u.s. dollars for right. It came with some kind of Intel core i7 CPU i think 2200h and a nvidia gtx 1060 So i tried to install opensuse leap and tumbleweed on it and it would just freeze or hangs on the boot or splash screen. Eventually i gave up and got rid of the laptop. That was last year NOW i have just invested in an all AMD laptop with a ryzen 5 3550h cpu in it and a rx560 graphics card well i have tried to boot it from USB with nomodeset and nomodeset=0 on both the normal x86_64 iso and the LIVE version but still it will refuse to boot why is this and how can i fix the problem i REALLY want to use opensuse i love it and it works fine on me and my wife's old laptops no problems and no its not the install media and I have tried turning on/off tons of bios options like secure boot on or off or USB legacy and UEFI to no avail. The new asus all AMD laptop seems to boot into any windows and Linux operating systems just fine just like my last gameing laptop except opensuse please help me thank you very much.
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    Default Re: opensuse install problems AMD/ Bootline

    Mine won't boot any Linux ISO's (Ryzen 2700U/Vega10) unless the bootline is tweaked with iommu=soft. Forget nomodset with Ryzen.

    From the grub.cfg file:


    Code:
    menuentry 'Installation' --class opensuse --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
      set gfxpayload=keep
      echo 'Loading kernel ...'
      linuxefi /boot/x86_64/loader/linux splash=silent iommu=soft
      echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
      initrdefi /boot/x86_64/loader/initrd
    Ryzen 2700U FHD Lenovo ThinkPad E585

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    Default Re: opensuse install problems AMD

    yea i tried that and it makes no difference i cant boot any linux OS at all btw so like wow this is annoying

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    Default Re: opensuse install problems AMD

    If you can't boot changing the cfg is tricky LOL

    At the boot screen press e find line starting linux or linuxefi. go to then end (note it may rap) add space and iommu=soft

    Note this is a one boot change to change permanently follow above instruction

    Also note some BIOS/UEFI allow change in iommu settings so may not need to modify grub

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    Default Re: opensuse install problems AMD

    yea i tried that option already it dident work so now what its like this with manjaro as well no matter what i do.

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    Default Ubiquity Hotfix

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    If you can't boot changing the cfg is tricky LOL

    At the boot screen press e find line starting linux or linuxefi. go to then end (note it may rap) add space and iommu=soft

    Note this is a one boot change to change permanently follow above instruction

    Also note some BIOS/UEFI allow change in iommu settings so may not need to modify grub

    Or, from Windows, insert the TW flash drive and search for this folder in File Explorer:
    EFI>BOOT>grub.cfg>Open the file with WordPad> add a space at the end of the linuxefi line and type iommu=soft. Save, wait and exit.


    This is a permanent fix, no need to edit Grub after. This tweak migrates in Grub after the installation and the installer is set to go. There are others bootline arguments to deal with,let us know if iommu is not working.

    As seen from TW (Kate):

    Code:
     menuentry 'Installation' --class opensuse --class gnu-linux --classgnu --class os {
      setgfxpayload=keep
      echo 'Loadingkernel ...'
      linuxefi/boot/x86_64/loader/linux splash=silent iommu=soft
      echo 'Loadinginitial ramdisk ...'
      initrdefi/boot/x86_64/loader/initrd
    All the best,
    Ryzen 2700U FHD Lenovo ThinkPad E585

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    Default Re: Ubiquity Hotfix

    Quote Originally Posted by mike_g View Post
    Or, from Windows, insert the TW flash drive and search for this folder in File Explorer:
    EFI>BOOT>grub.cfg>Open the file with WordPad> add a space at the end of the linuxefi line and type iommu=soft. Save, wait and exit.


    This is a permanent fix, no need to edit Grub after. This tweak migrates in Grub after the installation and the installer is set to go. There are others bootline arguments to deal with,let us know if iommu is not working.

    As seen from TW (Kate):

    Code:
     menuentry 'Installation' --class opensuse --class gnu-linux --classgnu --class os {
      setgfxpayload=keep
      echo 'Loadingkernel ...'
      linuxefi/boot/x86_64/loader/linux splash=silent iommu=soft
      echo 'Loadinginitial ramdisk ...'
      initrdefi/boot/x86_64/loader/initrd
    All the best,
    etc/default/grub


    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=
    GRUB_DEFAULT=saved
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
    GRUB_TIMEOUT=8
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="splash=silent iommu=soft resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-SanDisk_SDSSDH3256G_183756420226-part4 quiet mitigations=auto"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""


    Code:
    cat /proc/cmdline
    BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.2.0-rc6-2.gf99f70b-default root=UUID=c2baf00f-f14a-4218-a75b-f056faa86a47 splash=silent iommu=soft resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-SanDisk_SDSSDH3256G_183756420226-part4 quiet mitigations=auto
    Ryzen 2700U FHD Lenovo ThinkPad E585

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    Default Re: opensuse install problems AMD

    Please provide some details on your meaning of "refuse to boot". What's the last thing that appears onscreen when you try? What's the last key you struck before apparent response stopped? What else are you not telling us? TW20190623 installation starts normally with my older AMD GPU, and a much newer Intel GPU.

    BTW, nomodeset is a troubleshooting parameter, something to try only if there is a purely video obstacle to either booting, or getting X running.
    Reg. Linux User #211409 *** multibooting since 1992
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    Default Re: opensuse install problems AMD

    Have you tried a legacy install. Not uefi.

    On a Ryzen 5 PC, the card ssd was not being recognized although root had been installed on it.

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    Default Re: opensuse install problems AMD

    no nothing changed when i edited grub. sorry let me explain more so i boot the usb flash drive then get to grub then with Tumbleweed i boot for install the green bar onscreen loads and i press the escape key and all it says is

    Code:
    loading basic drivers
    its all i see. When i load tumbleweed live the last things i get are

    Code:
    dracut initqueue hook...
     [8.447954] dracut-initqueue[617]: mount: /run/overlayfs: cant find LABEL="cow" 
     [8.600191] dracut-initqueue[617]: mke2fs 1.45.2 (27-may-2019)
    then nothing on the tumbleweed live

    with manjaro i get

    Code:
    [ OK ] started load/save RF kill switch status.
    [ -*- ] a start job is running for monitoring of LVM2 mirrors, snap*s etc. using dmeventd or progress polling (32s / no limit)
    then nothing it stops or freezes live everything else can press the escape key again.

    in linux mint i saw something for a second before getting a black screen

    Code:
    error AMDGPU number of connectors=0
    p.s idk if it matters but my laptop is a asus tuf fx505dy

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