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Old 01-29-2006, 11:43 AM   #1
arunak
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Trouble installing Linux-Disk error IO AX = 42..


Hi,

I have been using Fedora core 3 in my computer. But I wanted to install Fedora core 5. I downloaded the iso images of test 2 version and tried installing it. Well unfortunately I couldn't install it because of some bug in the version (it wouldn't say what bug nor did I know how to find the bug). So gave a try to fc4. Strangely I couldn't install it. This time it didn't go any further to even display the fc4 screen. Well I have a SATA hardrive. Many of my friends had a problem with installing fc4 in a system having SATA hardrive. I presumed that even I had the same problem.

I had uninstalled some programs from the existing fc3. When i wanted to reinstall it asked me for the installation cd's which i had lost. And even collecting the rpms ( and the pestering dependency problems) was way too a painful thing to do. so i thought of going for a fresh installation of fc3. So now I downloaded the iso's for fc3, checked the md5sum. When i try to install this time i got this error...

Loading isoLinux: Disk error IO , AX = 4280, drive EF

So then I tried downloading mandriva (latest)and tried installing it. THis time i got the same kind of error.. (with AX = different)

isoLinux: Disk error IO , AX = 4800, drive EF

Can anyone figure out what is happening? If so can u help me??

Hardware: Intel 865 GBF, SATA hardrive (SEagate), Intel 32 bit 3GHz.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-29-2006, 07:24 PM   #2
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Bad CD blanks? Can you copy the contents of the the CD to a computer HDD? That will either rule out or prove a physical problem with the media.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 01:58 AM   #3
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Oh yes, I can copy the contents of the CD to my hard drive..
I can read and write on a CD also..

And let me also add one more thing, I even checked the md5sum after downloading the files..They were ok.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 07:25 PM   #4
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Yeah, I gathered the downloads were okay. I was taking a shot in the dark that maybe the blanks were bad.

I googled the error message and found this:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=138845

Hope it helps.
 
  


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