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Old 09-05-2003, 09:19 AM   #1
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Unhappy Cd Hang-up I/O Error


I bought Mandrake Linux about a month ago, tried to install it in my Sony Vaio running windows 95, but come with a problem. The cd installation kept getting hang-up before it started, leaving me with a I/O error and saying \"it can\'t recover from this\". So I got on one of the other linux message boards and someone told me to type in linux nomce or linux hbd=nodma. The command linux hbd=nodma work, got through most of the install, until it asked me for my video card, I must have gave it the wrong card because the screen went black. After that the whole installation got cut, because I had to reboot with finishing the install. I tried to install again, but couldn\'t and I couldn\'t delete the partition linux created.

Now I am trying to install Mandrake Linux in my HP windows 98 desktop, and I am getting the same cd hang-up I/O error. Nothing I try is working, not even those commands. Is there a way around this error? or a way to fix it? What is causing this error? and How can I successfully make it through the install?

I heard Linux has more availability then windows and I am ready to get started learning linux. I am Also ready to get rid of windows altogether!
Please Help,
Thank you for listening:-)
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:49 PM   #2
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Exclamation Try this

Go back to reinstall and hit F1. Type in the command you entered earlier a space then "expert". That should give you more options during the install and let you redo your partitions.

Hope this helps

 
Old 09-06-2003, 10:22 PM   #3
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Exclamation ?

The might work for the first computer I was trying install linux in, but now I am trying install it in a new computer and that install doesn't even start! It give me some I/0 error and tells me to restart my computer. Therefore something is block the install from communicating with the CPU and the problem is I have no clue. I thought it might have been PnP, but this is no option in the BIOS to disable the device.

Thank you,
Jenx
 
Old 09-06-2003, 10:31 PM   #4
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Exclamation Ooooppps

The CD's may be bad. Goto the download section of Mandrake Linux and do the check sum thing to check the CD's. I suspect they are bad. I just read another post and that was the problem with it.

Post back what you find. Some are more stubborn than others.

 
Old 09-06-2003, 10:44 PM   #5
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Doubt!

I Doubt they are bad because I try to install it on my labtop and the install started! However, I will still try what you said and keep you posted.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 10:49 PM   #6
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Exclamation Good enough

If that don't work, I'll bet there is something in the BIOS causing the problem.
You may also want to check this link:
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/errata.php3

Sometimes that will help.

 
Old 09-08-2003, 09:42 PM   #7
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Exclamation I try that link!

I tried typing in linux vga=o and the patch. Nither worked and that is all that was on the mandrake site that even look like my problem!

 
Old 09-09-2003, 12:54 AM   #8
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Sorry I can't be specific but I have never had a laptop. I am pretty good at googleing though. Try these:

http://archives.mandrakelinux.com/co...2/msg12239.php
http://www.livejournal.com/community/linux/449503.html

The top one has several things to try. Read the whole thing so you won't miss one. The bottom on showed a possible fix at the bottom. May want to check the whole thing though.

Anybody else have ideas???

 
Old 09-11-2003, 12:37 AM   #9
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Talking Desktop/Not Labtop

I am installing it on a desktop not a labtop, but I will try those sites.

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