'Broken Pipe'; is this a hardware failure? CASCADE - you here???
I got stuck between GRUBLoader and X-server, with a Broken Pipe error (included "Could not write bytes" ).
Google search shows 2 or 3 search returns. Each is a forum/blog, with about 10,000,000,000 "I have the same problem" replies.
time for digression here:
In my not-so-humble opinion, posting, "Me too", and, "I have the same problem" is such a waste of electrons, and probably contributes to Global Warming. At the least, it's un-green, and solves NO problem. It's like mob rule, where 1 does it, so EVERYone does it. One person throws trash on the highway, so everyone ELSE does it too.
Most web forums' mods and admin's don't like us bumping our own thread for a response more than once a day. Sure seems that 2 dozen 'Me too's' in 5 hours would make them start wiping replies. But, they run their boards as they see fit...
Sir Rants-a-lot OUT!!!
So I'm in 12.04, with one IDE 250G disk on a slave channel behind Optical Disk Drive. The GRUBLoader went on a 40G IDE drive, that was FAT32 fs, and that's on a PCI/IDE controller / RAID card. It installed there by default, so I left it.
Anyone know what exactly a broken pipe is? Hardware? Or software?