I keep getting a kernel panic after trying Ubuntu 64, Kubuntu 64 and 32, Xubuntu 64 and I even tried Manjaro. They are HP Compaq Elite, 3GHZ Intel Core Duo, 2GB Ram that were donated. The harddrives were apparently wiped. I tried using different thumbdrives and two of the 14 donated computer get the same errors.

Kernel Panic Image

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    You should run a RAM test to ensure the memory isn't broken. – Kristopher Ives Sep 29 '18 at 1:28
  • I wonder if booting the live installer with ACPI off would make any difference. – emptythevoid Sep 29 '18 at 5:59
  • I did use the Manjaro boot menu to run a ram test on the first machine. I did not test on the second machine and I brought a third one home for the weekend to play with and have not done anything to that yet. When I get home today I will try messing with ACPI settings and do some more testing on this one. – Michael Van Der Sluis Sep 29 '18 at 13:57
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    I tried that and it had no effect. – Michael Van Der Sluis Sep 30 '18 at 5:07

I needed to update the BIOS. Problem solved!

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