I am now leaning towards a hardware problem, any advise is appreciated..
Gigabyte Z590 Vision D I9 11900K 3 Nvme SSD's - one Western Digital, one Sandisc, one Samsung RTX 3090 TPM Enabled > this device doesn't have a TPM chip, so it's emulated PTT Disabled/Enabled doesn't matter Secure boot currently disabled but enabled doesn't matter No sata discs, sata controller disabled, ethernet controller disabled
I've had ubuntu 20 working for a month or two now and I updated my bios, after the bios update ubuntu refuses to boot from the working install. Here's where it gets interesting... Live usb's don't work either!
I have tried ubuntu 22, 21, 20, 18, linux mint, and endeaveros. Endeaveros did manage to load once, but never again after that. I can get to the boot menu, but when I try to load a kernel/image it freezes.
If I try to launch recovery mode it hangs at "loading initlal ramdisk"
I had windows 11 installed on first and third ssd. First was a real install, third was a virtual install. The first will boot windows but gives an error about "security settings changed, please reset pin" but then requires a network connection and claims there's no connection, even when the connection manager shows connected. Windows on the third ssd is how I'm typing this, which is very strange as this ssd was passed through to qemu and the install done virtually.
Windows usb installer boots fine.
Here's all of the changes from the bios:
Update CPU microcode version 0x34
Add Intel Adaptive Boost Technology support for Core i9-11900K & Core i9-11900KF processors
Add DDR4 5000/5066/5133/5333MHz support
Change default status of Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) to Enabled for addressing basic Windows 11 requirements (https://support.microsoft.com/windows/1fd5a332-360d-4f46-a1e7-ae6b0c90645c)
Major vulnerabilities updates, customers are strongly encouraged to update to this release at the earliest. Credits to "Assaf Carlsbad and Itai Liba from SentinelOne"
Introduce capsule BIOS support starting this version. Customers will NOT be able to reverse to previous BIOS version due to major vulnerabilities concerns.
Improve the compatibility of non-K CPU with CXMT / Unic memory
Due to the capsule bios thing, I don't believe I can downgrade my bios, though I haven't tried