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Old 11-19-2010, 08:26 PM   #1
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Question "IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system" when installing SME Server 8 from USB


Hello,

I managed to make my 8.0GB USB flash drive boot the current SME Server 8 beta ISO image. The installation program starts when I boot from USB, and configuration of install options worked fine.

After pressing "Install now", the installation starts, then ends with a python exception error: IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system

I tried it twice and got the same error, what does this mean and how should I alleviate this problem?

Thanks!!
 
Old 11-21-2010, 10:34 PM   #2
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If a Linux server detects an error on a drive, it will change the file system to read only, so that you have an opportunity to back-up data without risking further damage to the file system.

Normally rebooting will fix the error, but if you're getting the error during the install, you might be best to delete and recreate or ....

I was getting this error when my drive was bad. Replace the drive with new one and everything was fine. Don't know give it a try.
 
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip! I will try it. However, if using a different USB stick still doesn't work, would that imply the ISO image I used might be bad? Thanks again!
 
  


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