Can't install Linux

Fargesia

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Hi guys!
I'm asking here out of desperation, I've been trying to install (Dual boot) Linux for a while now but nothing worked so far. So I downloaded Kali Linux from the official website and flashed it with Etcher as recommended on the website (aslo tried Rufus but none worked). Then I booted from the USB key and everything's fine so far, but after selecting either graphic install or install I randomly get either a blackscreen or this error (2nd pic and 3nd pic) and then it just freezes like this. And yes I see you coming, I am 100% sure the USB key is working fine, I've used it multiple times to dual boot other computers (before and after trying with this one) and it always worked fine. And yes I am also 100% sure the file I downloaded is not corrupted, I tried installing both Ubuntu and Kali, got the file from their official websites, tried almost all the different options, tried re-downloading after it didn't work just to be sure and finally tried to flash them with both Rufus and Etcher. But I always get this result, eiter the black-screen or the error message...
Do you guys have any idea what could be happening here and how to fix this?
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But the thing is, it's not only Kali, I've tried different Linux distros and they all give me the same result
 
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Let's start with Kali, unless you have a good knowledge of how Linux works and are fully competent with the use of the terminal and the main instructions, then Kali is not for you, it is not built for the beginner, but designed in such a way if you don't know how Linux works, where to find and download and install any drivers you need using the terminal your not ready,
Now dual boot with W10 on standard Linux distributions starts with disabling windows quick start in the Bios then switching off the machine [and if possible pull the main battery for 20 seconds to make sure the memory has cleared], then for a distribution with a graphical interface follow the following instructions,
 
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Let's start with Kali, unless you have a good knowledge of how Linux works and are fully competent with the use of the terminal and the main instructions, then Kali is not for you, it is not built for the beginner, but designed in such a way if you don't know how Linux works, where to find and download and install any drivers you need using the terminal your not ready,
Now dual boot with W10 on standard Linux distributions starts with disabling windows quick start in the Bios then switching off the machine [and if possible pull the main battery for 20 seconds to make sure the memory has cleared], then for a distribution with a graphical interface follow the following instructions,
Yes I do know about Kali, I'm not a newcomer in the Linux world I'm coding all the time through the terminal on my laptop with Ubuntu installed. And I've also got a VM with Kali installed when I need it. But now I would like to fully install it.
As for the disabling windows quick start part it was already done. I'm pretty sure the memory shoud be clean I recently had to do a CMOS reset and I fully restored the computer. The firmware is up to date too.

Edit: I just switched to the onboard VGA and I get almost the same result
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ok,
sometimes when Windows updates it will switch the quickboot back on, so worth checking
Kernel panic have many causes but only one result, it will time out and stops everything else.
Here is a list of the main causes.

  • Insufficient disk space
  • Incompatible kernel version
  • Missing initrd or initramfs file from the /boot directory.
  • Missing initramfs or initrd image from the updated kernel configuration in /boot/grub/grub.conf.
  • Incompletely installed kernel or system packages during the upgrade because of insufficient space.
  • Missing third-party modules from the initrd or initramfs image. The kernel or system package wasn’t fully installed during an update
 
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Kernel panic - not syncing: Timeout: Not all CPUs entered broadcast exception handler
This message was resolved in one case by a BIOS/UEFI update in a case I'm familiar with. Maybe worth a try if the BIOS/UEFI has an update that you haven't applied.
 
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Alright just an update, I think I'm really going to give up on installing linux on my desktop, I actually never tried booting from a live USB before, but I just did, and I get the exact same error, but the live Kali installation was actually fine I used it on several other computers... So appart from a hardware incompatibility I really don't see what's happening here. And even if I could fix it somehow, it's probably too deep for my level of understanding at the moment.
Anyway thanks for the advice, I'll just stick with my VM for now
 

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Suggestion: get a separate small SSD and install another Debian-based distro to it besides Kali (antiX, MX, Devuan, Bunsen Labs, etc.)

Maybe get an old Dell Latitude laptop from ebay for less than two C-notes and give it a go, again!
Gotta crawl before one is gonna walk, let alone run!

IMO, VM is more problem than it's worth. In the beginning, I had an old Shuttle KPC desktop with which I learned many distros by simply purchasing used HDDs, wiping them and installing whichever Linux distro I wanted to try, at the time.
 
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Actually I already got à laptop with Linux that I'm using to work. It's just that my main computer is more powerful, got two screens etc... so it's much more comfortable working with the big one. But I guess I'll stick with working on the laptop now. And the live Kali installation actually works fine on the laptop so I'm good like this! Bur thanks anyway!
 

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Do not dual boot Kali with Windows. Either use a dedicated computer just with Kali or use a VM.
 
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