Clear Linux compatibility with AMD A6-9210

I’m trying to install Clear Linux 40690 on a Lenovo Yoga 510-AST with 16GB RAM and an AMD A6-9210 processor. The specifications of the processor is available via the following link:

However, when I try to boot the live environment I encounter a kernel panic. Has anyone managed to install Clear Linux on a system with this processor?

Did you try to run from the desktop iso? Where does it fail? During boot after you have installed?

I know that I have an ASUS desktop with an AMD processor, and it works, but the processor is much newer than yours.

If you are able to get the Lenovo to run with Desktop iso try running dmesg (as root) and see if there
are any glaring issues.

This is information of the CPU on my system:
Architecture: x86_64
CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
Address sizes: 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
Byte Order: Little Endian
CPU(s): 32
On-line CPU(s) list: 0-31
Vendor ID: AuthenticAMD
BIOS Vendor ID: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Model name: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-Core Processor
BIOS Model name: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-Core Processor Unknown CPU @ 3.4GHz
BIOS CPU family: 107
CPU family: 25
Model: 33
Thread(s) per core: 2
Core(s) per socket: 16
Socket(s): 1
Stepping: 2
Frequency boost: enabled
CPU(s) scaling MHz: 69%
CPU max MHz: 5083.3979
CPU min MHz: 2200.0000
BogoMIPS: 6786.92
Flags: fpu vme …

I tried to run the desktop ISO. However, it fails during the booting process to the live session. The error output is shown below:

I remember being able to install and run a much earlier version of Clear Linux on this machine. It could be possible that the kernel configuration was changed for later builds.

General information
Type CPU / Microprocessor
Market segment Mobile
Family AMD A6-Series for Notebooks
Model number A6-9210
CPU part number * AM9210AVY23AC is an OEM/tray microprocessor
Frequency 2.4 GHz / 2400 MHz
Maximum turbo frequency 2.8 GHz / 2800 MHz
Package micro-BGA
Socket BGA (FP4)
Introduction date May 31, 2016
Architecture / Microarchitecture
Instruction set x86
Microarchitecture Excavator
Processor core Stoney Ridge
Core stepping ST-A0
CPUID 670F00
Manufacturing process 0.028 micron
1.2 billion transistors
Die 124.5mm2 [1]
Data width 64 bit
The number of CPU cores 2
The number of threads 2
Floating Point Unit Integrated
Level 1 cache size 96 KB instruction cache
2 x 32 KB data caches
Level 2 cache size 1 MB
Level 3 cache size None
Multiprocessing Uniprocessor
Extensions & Technologies * MMX instructions

  • Extensions to MMX
  • SSE / Streaming SIMD Extensions
  • SSE2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 2
  • SSE3 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSSE3 / Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3
  • SSE4 / SSE4.1 + SSE4.2 / Streaming SIMD Extensions 4
  • SSE4a
  • AES / Advanced Encryption Standard instructions
  • AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions
  • AVX2 / Advanced Vector Extensions 2.0
  • BMI / BMI1 + BMI2 / Bit Manipulation instructions
  • F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion instructions
  • FMA3 / 3-operand Fused Multiply-Add instructions
  • FMA4 / 4-operand Fused Multiply-Add instructions
  • TBM / Trailing Bit Manipulation instructions
  • XOP / eXtended Operations instructions
  • AMD64 / AMD 64-bit technology
  • Turbo Core technology
  • AMD-V / AMD Virtualization technology
    Security Features EVP / Enhanced Virus Protection
    Low power features * PowerNow!
  • Enduro technology
    Integrated Graphics Processing Unit
    GPU Type Radeon R4 series
    Microarchitecture 3rd Gen Graphics Core Next
    Shader cores 192
    Base frequency (MHz) 600
    Integrated peripherals / components
    Display controller * HDMI / DisplayPort
  • 4K display support
    Memory controller The number of controllers: 1
    Memory channels (per controller): 1
    Memory channels (total): 1
    Supported memory: DDR4-2133
    Other peripherals * PCI Express 3.0 interface (8 lanes)
  • Unified Video Decoder 6
  • Video Coding Engine
  • Secure processor
    Electrical / Thermal parameters
    Maximum operating temperature 90°C
    Thermal Design Power 15 Watt
    Notes on AMD A6-9210

I see a general protection fault at 3.206235 where the init process started to run which caused the kernel panic.


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