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Ugly dump when attempting to boot live sd card with xps 13. What does this mean?

asked 2018-09-11 10:26:05 -0500

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My XPS 13 just arrived yesterday and I've been trying to get F28 on it. I first tried the old live usb thumb drive route, but the thumb drive didn't show up. Maybe it's because I had to use an adapter since this only has USB-C ports. Anyway, I wrote the iso to a micro SD card instead, and it shows up as a boot option. In the below image, you can see I could boot it with "LEGACY BOOT" or UEFI, and I tried both. Legacy first.

selecting sd card after hitting f12 during boot

Selecting test & start

selecting test & start

I get this ugly dump every time. What does this mean? What do I do about it?

the result

This is what it looks like when I choose UEFI. Same ugliness in higher resolution.

same result trying again with "UEFI: PCIE CardReader" option

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That's a kernel panic. Try updating your BIOS firmware. Then retry. Also try a live cd with a newer kernel from here

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-11 10:57:21 -0500 )edit

Florian, ok, I'll look into updating bios. In the mean time, I have an i7 processor; which of these should I try? Also, f29 isn't released yet. Is there a newer kernel iso for f28?

wavis gravatar imagewavis ( 2018-09-11 16:41:12 -0500 )edit

you can try a newer iso from here:

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-11 20:13:44 -0500 )edit

florian, updating my XPS' bios fixed it. Thanks. Post as an answer and I'll mark it solved.

wavis gravatar imagewavis ( 2018-09-17 15:16:19 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-09-17 16:05:35 -0500

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Update your BIOS and try again.

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answered 2018-09-11 12:01:24 -0500

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I advise against using Legacy boot for any reason, in particular with the installer. If you use legacy boot, the installer will think the computer firmware is BIOS, and you'll get a BIOS installation that always requires legacy booting. The native firmware is UEFI so you really should use that, as well as leaving Secure Boot enabled.

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I agree but that doesn't solve the problem - the kernel panic seems to happen in UEFI mode as well.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-11 12:13:29 -0500 )edit

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