I first tried installing from an ISO file for two times on a bare metal system, which always resulted in strange zsdt decompression errors.
- brand-new 32 GB large microSD card
- with an older, but working USB-(micro)SD card adapter (I’m out of spare USB drives, so I though this was a clever idea… )
I basically just followed the official doc here by installing the CoreOS system:
$ coreos-installer download -s stable -p metal -f iso -C ./downloads --decompress
The current CoreOs version has been downloaded, which I used, i.e.
Then “burning” that image to that external drive (in my case SD card) and booting from it.
As said I tried that two times and both times it failed with some error like:
[…] SQUASHFS error: zstd decompression error[…]
[…] SQUASHFS error: zstd decompression failed, data probably corrupt[…]
…followed by some “Unable to rad page, block/fragment cache entry" etc.
Here is a full image:
As said I thought it was just some error when “burning” the image to the “disk” (=sd card), so I tried again… which failed, too. So far… so strange.
I just thought I’d report it here. Let me know if you think this is just some (random?) hardware failure or where I should report it, if it is something interesting…
In any case IÄm surprised as the SD card is new and thus likely has no fault.