As a reference point, the title is stating Linux only because this worked perfect when this pre-made was Windows. I wanted it to be Linux, so I wiped off Windows. Sorry for the stupid confusion here
Hey OpenSUSE Community,
I have been searching around the forums, and so far it seems that the reason for a strange experience I am having with my Linux OS Distro installation on a pre-made PC is being centralized to the Motherboard manufacture (ASRock).
Product Name: A320M-HDV R4.0
Version: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core Processor
Some have also stated it could be the CPU of AMD.
From my own testing, what I have found is that it is not distro specific so I am comfortable thinking this is a Linux Kernel situation with either this board, CPU, or the combination of the two. How I have come to my understanding is because I have tried installing and (successfully) working with: Ubuntu, Mint (same), Fedora, and OpenSUSE.
Where the issue comes up is at the beginning of the BIOS splash screen. Upon first attempt, this will not come up. The work-around fo this, which I don’t understand very much on why, yet, is flipping the PSU’s I/O switch. By doing it very quick, the system moves to BIOS and in a few minutes - we are at Grub2 no issue.
Being a pretty good noob, I figured I would reach out to the community here and ask if anyone has ever run across a similar scenario with a similar set up or separate and could offer some advice. I am very interested in solving this but not experienced enough to know how best to go about this. Also, I am not afraid to play around to make it work. The process of learning is more fun.
Also, since this was a pre-made/ship to house, the initial installation was Windows10. It wiped off easily enough and I have checked the partition/install of the platter and I believe Windows is 100% gone but - this might be another area I need to investigate further on.