So hi, yes the title is weird but it’s what I will mostly talk about here
I really, really want to install Endeavouros on my PC, as I loved it when I have seen it
The problem is, I tried to install it on a old, kinda broken laptop, and it had a error like “Couldn’t write files on new root”, I used the online install for KDE Plasma desktop
I don’t know if this is an error because of a distro I used on the laptop, or because it is of the pendrive storage (It has 2GB total), and yes, I tried to search about it but nothing really appeared that seems to be what happened to me.
Well, should I worry or not?, I don’t really know what to do on this situation and I don’t want to brick my PC because of something like that
Any answers would be grateful, I’m kinda new on this
Difficult to say, but that’s really tight. The ISO is 1.9 GB, and these USB pendrives often report capacity incorrectly. Get yourself a normal USB drive, any bookstore or office supplies should have them, they are dirt cheap, and I think it’s impossible to buy one that is too small.
Regarding your old “kinda broken” laptop, this could be a problem, too. Once you boot from an ISO run
and post it here. This will give us your hardware specs.
not 100% clear where you got the error and where you tried to install on… i bet internal drive of the notebook is bigger than 2GB …
But as @Kresimir mentioned it can be an issue for the installer ISO if pendrive is to small…
In case installer is failing/crashing you should always send the installer log… there is a logh tool on the panel left side that can send the logs over a pastebin you only need to copy/writedown the short url it gives out.
“Couldn’t write files on new root” looks like error with the installer where it fails to write to the disk chosen for the OS to be installed on. could be used manual partitioning and taken non working format/filesystem e.t.c or an issue with the drive itself (hardware failure)
This is everything, and this is of my PC, if that’s alright. I can`t check my laptop right now (and it takes a lot of time just to boot up the pendrive compared to the PC, so yeah, but if you want I can check it out later)
About buying one new, I will check it out later too, I don’t know the prices here in Brazil. And I will need to check out if it’s not a flash disk, Some people said that this is an Issue, but I don’t really know.
I guess it is a Issue with the hardware itself, these laptops are known for being not-so-great, and I don’t remember if the Laptop has 2GB or more of storage.
About logs, I didn’t knew about it, thanks!
I will try to install it later again if it is needed and send the log, just not right now since as I said, it takes a long time to boot up the pendrive in the laptop.