The SituationI've recently bought a new desktop (Order Reference 1967978). These are the hardware specs:
- Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 Six Core Processor i5-9400F (2.9GHz) 9MB Cache
- Motherboard: ASUS® H310M-A R2.0: Micro-ATX, DDR4, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
- Memory: 8GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (1 x 8GB)
- Graphics Card: 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 1030
- Storage: 256GB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (500MB/R, 400MB/W)
- Sound Card: ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
- Network Card: 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
- Wireless Network Card: WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
- USB: MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
The ProblemI'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS via a bootable USB. This is something I've done successfully on a number of laptops and tablets, without running into any significant problems. But now I seem to be in a whole heap of trouble! More specifically:
- The installation interface is really slow. Even selecting "English (UK)" from the drop-down menu can take 30 seconds.
- The installation interface often freezes at a variety of stages, and will not unfreeze despite being given several hours to sort itself out.
- If I'm lucky and/or patient enough to complete the installation, Ubuntu seems to work as expected. However, things then go wrong in the following way:
- Following that first boot, the system will rapidly slow down and then freeze after about 10-15 minutes of use.
- Every subsequent boot fails, freezing after spamming me with lots of 'PCIe Bus Error: severity=Corrected' messages.
Things I've Already Tried
- Re-installing Ubuntu.
- Adding boot parameters as suggested on this page - no noticeable effect.
- Installing a different Linux distribution - I tried installing Xubuntu, only to run into more or less the same problems.