I have an old (~8years)
eeepc 1002HA, laptop with intel atom processor and 160GB HDD. I am trying to install
debian 9.4.0, from a iso image that I flashed on a pendrive. The live version seems to work just fine, but the installation fails at
installing the system. I do not intend to dual boot with any other OS. I have tried several ways to partition the disk (single partition, separate partition for /home, partition with LVM, without LVM), but the installation always fails.
I was wondering if the problem could be related to the pendrive I have been using to install the OS, in fact I see it among the detected drives in the installation process, but I am not sure if the installer is trying to install over that.
I would also be interested in installing a slightly older version of
debian, but the error is not very informative, so it is difficult to understand what to do. I would be interested in any recommendation about how to trouble shoot the installation or installing previous version of
debian or installing another distro.
I have found that the error log is in
/var/log/syslog. How can I save it to the pendrive so that this error can be posted to the developers?
The error is:
squashfs error unable to read fragment
I have tried to pass the variables
ide=nodma acpi=off but it still fails at the same percentile