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Old 05-14-2004, 01:59 PM   #1
lastillusion
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Error when trying to run SuSe 9.1 Live Evaluation


Hello Everyone,

I am running into a problem when I try to run the live evaluation of Suse 9.1.
i get a screen full of I/O errors about halfway through loading the cd, they look like this:

end_request: I/o error on device hda, logical block 19631
hda: tray open
end_request: I/O error, dev hda, sector 78528
Buffer I/O error on device hda, logical block 19632
Cloop: Read error at pos 1148295 in file <NULL>, 5980 bytes lost
Cloop: error -3 uncompressing block 2008 16384/0/5980/0 11428295-11434275

It goes on like this and eventually stops doing anything else.

My drives are set up like this in the bios:

Primary Master: ATAPI CD-R/RW CRW6206A [CD-ROM drive]

Primary Slave: IOMEGA ZIPCD 4x650 [CD-ROM drive] (does not work)

Secondary Master:
Maxtor 92041U4 [Hard drive] (20.49 GB) -- drive 1

Secondary Slave: WDC WD800BB-22DKA0 [Hard drive] (80.02 GB) -- drive 0

I am running a 1400 megahertz AMD Athlon processor, and my motherboard is an ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7N266VM REV 1.xx. I have 512 mb of ram, and my video card is a Radeon 9600 XT.

Does anyone have any ideas on what could be causing the problem? I have had similar problems with the latest version of knoppix.

My roommate tried the cd on her computer and it worked fine.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 04:17 PM   #2
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hi lastillusion,
while doing some research on the internet, I have come across a similar thread already discussed here on linuxquestions. Unfortunately, this doesnt help much, because it doesnt mention a solution. However, there is a mention that the cd works on a different drive. The fact that your cd works on another computer suggests a similar thing.
To verify this, you could use a different cd-drive, if you are willing to put in the effort. However, this wouldnt solve a thing (without permanently switching to a different drive, which you sure dont want to and should not do).
There is a slim chance that burning the cd with a different tool or writer (dont know which) might help. (Dont do this, if you havent tried the following solution.)

As to what is causing the error, I have found a webpage that mentions that this error only occurred when using a 2.6.(something, dont remember) kernel. Since both the newest suse live eval and knoppix use a 2.6 kernel, this might just be the problem.
I dont know if they still include a 2.4 kernel (due to the lack of space on a CD they might not). If they do, you could try using that and see if it works then.

Sorry that I couldnt give you any more specific instructions.

Good luck,
- drowstar
 
  


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