So I've got this little HTPC running an AMD A4 APU on an MSI A88XI AC that I want to turn into a Kodi-based media box.
I've had a really hard time installing Linux on this rig; most distros would fail to start the installation / get caught in a reboot loop. The only way I managed to successfully boot any distro was via Recovery Mode.
After a lot of fiddling, I figured out that adding
iommu=soft in the kernel parameters would allow me to escape the reboot loops outside of Recovery Mode. That's fine and dandy, but what if I want to install more a minimal distro like OSMC or LibreELEC? I can't even get to the installation stage with these distros.
Is there some way I can incorporate the fix into the installation USB, or am I doomed to stick with a distro that offers recovery mode?