I'm trying to speed up an old laptop with Manjaro instead of Windows 10, but I'm encountering an issue when installing. While I have a good amount of experience with consoles, BIOSes and system hacking stuff, I am pretty new to Linux itself. So don't hold back any advanced techniques to get this working because I'm desperate.
A couple infos about this setup:
The laptop is some form of a Medion Akoya with an SSD and an HDD. I want to dual-boot Windows 10 and Manjaro for software purposes, but have formatted the drive that ran Windows trying to fix this issue.
When installing Manjaro on any of the drives, it progresses until about 70 % progress and then throws this error:
A friend of mine says I should try to run the installer in BIOS mode, but there doesn't seem to be any option like that.
The BIOS is EXTREMELY limited in its' options. Secure Boot is turned off and Secure Boot Mode set to Standard. Fast Boot is disabled, and the USB stick I'm booting from is the only option. I want to make clear that there are no other settings in the BIOS.
Manjaro runs from a USB 2.0 Stick and has been installed using Rufus. Using a 3.0 Port does not make a difference, and neither does what partition mode I use. The SSD has been formatted multiple times using the installer.
I have yet to try the installer on another old laptop to confirm it's a device specific issue, but will update this thread once that's done. Right now I can't think of any other important information, but will supply anything if needed.
Please let me know if you know any ways to fix this or if the laptop is just a piece of garbage.
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to read this wall of text and any helpful responses.