Installing on an eee 701 with a 4GB ssd, booting on usb, using the 32bit KDE release.

The install script doesn't work, it hangs at keyboard layout selection.
I attempted to manually install creating my own partition table and formatting it correctly in fdisk, it runs out of space (inodes ugh) and cannot copy/preserve files.

I was wondering if anyone could help at all?
The last two times I asked for help I received infractions.

I'm not a total linux noob, I've been using it on and off for about eight years.