I'm really looking for any help I can find here. I've recently purchased a Raspberry Pi Zero W (I also have a RPi1 and a RPi3). And I keep coming up against multiple issues, no matter what I try, so I thought I would explain what I am seeing to see if anyone could provide some advice. Essentially I am getting the Kernel errors (described below) running basic commands, the process I followed and the different things I have systematically tried are listed below.

My process is:

  • Flash the OS onto SD card
  • Add ssh file, and wpa-supplicant.conf
  • Plug the Pi Power in
  • Wifi connects fine
  • Then I SSH in
  • Run: sudo apt-get clean
  • Run: sudo apt-get update
  • Run: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade - this is when I get the errors below

I've tried: - multiple different power adapters and cables (including ones that work perfectly with my other Pi's) - different SD cards - different OS (Raspbian Jessie Lite, Rasbian Stretch Lite, DietPi) - I even checked the SHA256 - different flashing methods (Etcher, PiBaker)

Raspberry Pi Zero W Kernel Errors on dist-upgrade - console - https://pastebin.com/PxkhzAyE

******:~******$ ssh pi@192.168.1.4
The authenticity of host '192.168.1.4 (192.168.1.4)' can't be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is SHA256:+*****************************.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added '192.168.1.4' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.
pi@192.168.1.4's password: 

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.

SSH is enabled and the default password for the 'pi' user has not been changed.
This is a security risk - please login as the 'pi' user and type 'passwd' to set a new password.

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt-get clean

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt-get update
Get:1 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie InRelease [14.9 kB]             
Get:2 http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie InRelease [22.9 kB]                 
Get:3 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/main armhf Packages [9,536 kB]             
Get:4 http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/main armhf Packages [171 kB]
Get:5 http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/ui armhf Packages [58.9 kB]                             
Ign http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/main Translation-en_GB                                    
Ign http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/main Translation-en                                       
Ign http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/ui Translation-en_GB                                      
Ign http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie/ui Translation-en                                         
Get:6 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/contrib armhf Packages [43.3 kB]                    
Get:7 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/non-free armhf Packages [84.2 kB]                   
Get:8 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/rpi armhf Packages [1,356 B]                        
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/contrib Translation-en_GB                             
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/contrib Translation-en
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/main Translation-en
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/non-free Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/non-free Translation-en
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/rpi Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org jessie/rpi Translation-en
Fetched 9,933 kB in 2min 30s (66.2 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  bind9-host bluez-firmware curl debconf debconf-i18n debconf-utils firmware-atheros
  firmware-brcm80211 firmware-libertas firmware-ralink firmware-realtek gnupg gpgv libbind9-90
  libcurl3 libcurl3-gnutls libdb5.3 libdns-export100 libdns100 libgcrypt20 libgnutls-deb0-28
  libgnutls-openssl27 libgssapi-krb5-2 libicu52 libirs-export91 libisc-export95 libisc95 libisccc90
  libisccfg-export90 libisccfg90 libk5crypto3 libkrb5-3 libkrb5support0 liblwres90 libncurses5
  libncursesw5 libssl1.0.0 libtinfo5 libwbclient0 libx11-6 libx11-data libxml2 ncurses-base
  ncurses-bin ncurses-term openssh-client openssh-server openssh-sftp-server openssl perl perl-base
  perl-modules pi-bluetooth samba-common sensible-utils ssh sudo tzdata wget wpasupplicant
60 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 31.4 MB of archives.
After this operation, 689 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ jessie/main bluez-firmware all 1.2-3+rpi2 [89.6 kB]
Get:2 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main ncurses-bin armhf 5.9+20140913-1+deb8u2 [342 kB]
Get:3 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ jessie/main firmware-atheros all 1:0.43+rpi6 [873 kB]  
Get:4 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main perl armhf 5.20.2-3+deb8u9 [2,050 kB]
Get:5 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main perl-base armhf 5.20.2-3+deb8u9 [1,104 kB]
Get:6 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main perl-modules all 5.20.2-3+deb8u9 [2,553 kB]
Get:7 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libdb5.3 armhf 5.3.28-9+deb8u1 [575 kB]
Get:8 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main debconf all 1.5.56+deb8u1 [167 kB]   
Get:9 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main ncurses-base all 5.9+20140913-1+deb8u2 [222 kB]
Get:10 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libtinfo5 armhf 5.9+20140913-1+deb8u2 [271 kB]
Get:11 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libncursesw5 armhf 5.9+20140913-1+deb8u2 [99.0 kB]
Get:12 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libncurses5 armhf 5.9+20140913-1+deb8u2 [76.4 kB]
Get:13 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main debconf-utils all 1.5.56+deb8u1 [57.6 kB]
Get:14 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main debconf-i18n all 1.5.56+deb8u1 [206 kB]
Get:15 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ jessie/main firmware-brcm80211 all 1:0.43+rpi6 [1,684 kB]
Get:16 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libgcrypt20 armhf 1.6.3-2+deb8u4 [334 kB]
Get:17 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libssl1.0.0 armhf 1.0.1t-1+deb8u7 [853 kB]
Get:18 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libgnutls-openssl27 armhf 3.3.8-6+deb8u7 [140 kB]
Get:19 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libgnutls-deb0-28 armhf 3.3.8-6+deb8u7 [627 kB]
Get:20 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libgssapi-krb5-2 armhf 1.12.1+dfsg-19+deb8u4 [130 kB]          
Get:21 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libkrb5-3 armhf 1.12.1+dfsg-19+deb8u4 [256 kB]                 
Get:22 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libkrb5support0 armhf 1.12.1+dfsg-19+deb8u4 [55.6 kB]          
Get:23 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libk5crypto3 armhf 1.12.1+dfsg-19+deb8u4 [109 kB]                   
Get:24 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libxml2 armhf 2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u5 [707 kB]                         
Get:25 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main curl armhf 7.38.0-4+deb8u8 [196 kB]                                 
Get:26 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libcurl3 armhf 7.38.0-4+deb8u8 [233 kB]                             
Get:27 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libcurl3-gnutls armhf 7.38.0-4+deb8u8 [226 kB]                      
Get:28 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libisc-export95 armhf 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u14 [125 kB]               
Get:29 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libdns-export100 armhf 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u14 [398 kB]              
Get:30 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libicu52 armhf 52.1-8+deb8u6 [6,555 kB]                             
Get:31 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libisccfg-export90 armhf 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u14 [38.6 kB]           
Get:32 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libirs-export91 armhf 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u14 [37.2 kB]              
Get:33 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libwbclient0 armhf 2:4.2.14+dfsg-0+deb8u9 [119 kB]                  
Get:34 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libx11-data all 2:1.6.2-3+deb8u1 [126 kB]                           
Get:35 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libx11-6 armhf 2:1.6.2-3+deb8u1 [664 kB]                            
Get:36 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main samba-common all 2:4.2.14+dfsg-0+deb8u9 [270 kB]                    
Get:37 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main openssh-sftp-server armhf 1:6.7p1-5+deb8u4 [33.0 kB]                
Get:38 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main openssh-server armhf 1:6.7p1-5+deb8u4 [314 kB]                      
Get:39 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main openssh-client armhf 1:6.7p1-5+deb8u4 [622 kB]                      
Get:40 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ jessie/main firmware-libertas all 1:0.43+rpi6 [1,842 kB]                              
Get:41 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main ssh all 1:6.7p1-5+deb8u4 [120 kB]                                   
Get:42 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main gpgv armhf 1.4.18-7+deb8u4 [177 kB]                                 
Get:43 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main gnupg armhf 1.4.18-7+deb8u4 [1,068 kB]                              
Get:44 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main sensible-utils all 0.0.9+deb8u1 [10.9 kB]                           
Get:45 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main tzdata all 2017c-0+deb8u1 [232 kB]                                  
Get:46 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main wget armhf 1.16-1+deb8u4 [475 kB]                                   
Get:47 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main bind9-host armhf 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u14 [65.8 kB]                   
Get:48 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libisc95 armhf 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u14 [150 kB]                      
Get:49 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libdns100 armhf 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u14 [602 kB]                     
Get:50 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libisccc90 armhf 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u14 [35.0 kB]                   
Get:51 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libisccfg90 armhf 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u14 [50.9 kB]                  
Get:52 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main libbind9-90 armhf 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u14 [41.8 kB]                  
Get:53 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main liblwres90 armhf 1:9.9.5.dfsg-9+deb8u14 [48.4 kB]                   
Get:54 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main ncurses-term all 5.9+20140913-1+deb8u2 [454 kB]                     
Get:55 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main openssl armhf 1.0.1t-1+deb8u7 [652 kB]                              
Get:56 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main sudo armhf 1.8.10p3-1+deb8u5 [830 kB]                               
Get:57 http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie/main wpasupplicant armhf 2.3-1+deb8u5 [777 kB]                           
Get:58 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ jessie/main firmware-ralink all 1:0.43+rpi6 [46.1 kB]                                 
Get:59 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ jessie/main firmware-realtek all 1:0.43+rpi6 [208 kB]                                 
Get:60 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ jessie/main pi-bluetooth armhf 0.1.3+1 [3,846 B]                                      
Fetched 31.4 MB in 1min 51s (282 kB/s)                                                                                              
Reading changelogs... Done
Extracting templates from packages: 100%
Preconfiguring packages ...

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.004477] Internal error: Oops: 5 [#1] ARM

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.034022] Process samba-common.co (pid: 1593, stack limit = 0xda58e188)

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.036031] Stack: (0xda58fe70 to 0xda590000)

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.037976] fe60:                                     00000000 da7358f0 d8d07000 d8e36258

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.041907] fe80: c09a24ac 00000000 da58febc da58fe98 c0122938 c0133a24 00000000 da7358f0

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.046029] fea0: d8d07000 d8ef81a0 00000002 d8ef9a00 da58ff3c da58fec0 c00200b0 c01228bc

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.050203] fec0: da58ff10 d8ef81d4 d8ef9a34 da735278 da73527c da735268 da735270 d8ef9a00

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.054403] fee0: 00000000 01200011 d8f1ed00 c091ea20 d8f1efd0 00000000 00000000 b6f74068

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.058766] ff00: c139daa8 00000068 00000000 fffffff4 00000000 b6f74068 01200011 b6f35000

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.063434] ff20: 00000078 00000000 00000000 00000000 da58ff8c da58ff40 c0020e94 c001f61c

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.068313] ff40: 00000000 00000000 ffffffff 0000002a da58ff6c da58ff60 c0162310 c0162228

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.073411] ff60: da58ff94 b6f74068 becdd1e8 b6f35000 00000078 c000ffc4 da58e000 00000000

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.078571] ff80: da58ffa4 da58ff90 c00212a4 c0020dec b6f74068 00000000 00000000 da58ffa8

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.083887] ffa0: c000fe40 c0021280 b6f74068 becdd1e8 01200011 00000000 00000000 00000000

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.089315] ffc0: b6f74068 becdd1e8 b6f35000 00000078 b6f74000 7f5a0657 00000639 becdd224

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.094741] ffe0: b6f744c0 becdd1e8 00000000 b6e974ac 60000010 01200011 00000000 00000000

Message from syslogd@raspberrypi at Jan  2 09:40:22 ...
 kernel:[  450.124996] Code: f7d0f003 e3160902 1a000038 e1a00000 (e5998010)

kern.log - https://pastebin.com/BD4qKyBb

syslog - https://pastebin.com/yRJCJJ8C

dmesg - https://pastebin.com/zAQsvcwy

lsusb -v - https://pastebin.com/KBS2bX94

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