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Old 10-26-2002, 08:17 PM   #1
jamaso
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cd input/output error


HI!

I think my only slack 8.1 cd (copy) is badly [;--/////////////>


i tried 4 times but i couldn't pass trough the "installing package A" part , after a while i get :

cat:read:input/output error

- Is it possible to get anything from this cd ?

- Do i still have a chance to install everything (from the hard-disk maybe)?

- At least can i still get some packages installed on my "old mdrake 8.2" ? BTW great distro, ... when it's the only one you have :-) the reason i'm saying this is because i noticed that just when it's about to change to (package A menu) next step, my cdrom gave some unusual "kicks" before the error, so in theory the whole thing atferwards could be "intact", right ?


--------------------------------------------------------------------------
[root@localhost root]# ls /mnt/cdrom

ANNOUNCE.8_1
COPYRIGHT.TXT
isolinux/
slackware/
UPGRADE.TXT
BOOTING.TXT
CRYPTO_NOTICE.TXT
kernels/
Slackware-HOWTO
ChangeLog.txt
FAQ.TXT
PACKAGES.TXT
SPEAK_INSTALL.TXT
COPYING
FILELIST.TXT
README81.TXT
SPEAKUP_DOCS.TXT


--------------------------------------------------------------------------
[root@localhost root]# ls /mnt/cdrom/slackware

a/
CHECKSUMS.md5
f/
k/
MANIFEST.gz
t/
xap/
ap/
d/
FILE_LIST
kde/
n/
tcl/
y/
CHECKSUMS
e/
gnome/
l/
README.TXT
x/

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

thanks
 
Old 10-26-2002, 08:32 PM   #2
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Not sure what difference the rest will make, with out the "a" package set you are not going to have much of a Linux system. Have you used this CD before and completed an install? The Slack 8.1 iso image requires a 700 MByte CD. If it is burned to a 650 MByte CD, it won't fit. And you will get the problems that you described.
 
Old 10-27-2002, 11:51 AM   #3
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that's probably it . thanks a lot
 
Old 12-27-2002, 06:50 AM   #4
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Did you ever resolve this issue?

I have the exact same error at the exact same time.

I have it on a 700MB CD, and I have also tried a new CDROM drive.
 
Old 12-27-2002, 07:05 PM   #5
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There was another thread recently where the CD drive was not mounting correctly. The solution there was to pass ide=nodma as a boot kernel paramater when booting the CD. It may be that some newer chipsets are not fully supported as yet and the kernels attempts to use a driver that is broken for DMA operations that fails on some chipsets.

Maybe it will help. A bad IDE DMA driver could easily make a CD appear to be corrupted.
 
Old 06-01-2003, 02:21 PM   #6
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I'm having the same problem. I have installed sucessfully from this cd before, but anytime I try to access anything in /cdrom/slackware/a it gives me an error. No other files on the CD do this, and I can access the files just fine from a windows computer. I tried passing "ide=nodma" at boot, but that didn't help anything. Any ideas?
 
Old 06-01-2003, 03:29 PM   #7
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hmmm...

I booted with usb.i and it randomly decided to work. Go figure.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 02:58 PM   #8
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I'm having the same problem in the install. I'm using the bare.i boot disk and install.1 and install.2. I get the cat: read: Input/output error.
I'm using a laptop.

Should I try another bootdisk perhaps?

I'm pretty new to linux.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 10:02 PM   #9
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Search here on LQ in just the Slackware forum on the command "md5sum". I think you be able to locate directions on how to verify the slackware tree of the installation CD. If you are unable to verify it on the notebook then try a different computer. If it still fails then it is probably a bad CD or bad download. If you are able to verify the contents on another machine but not on the notebook, then probably a drive problem.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 07:25 PM   #10
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need help with slackware error

i am a problem with the installation of "package series ==>ap<==" it says cat:read:Input/Output error. it comes up a little after the the package series ==>ap<==". the error message comes up at the bottom of the screen. i am trying to download slackware 9. i tried using the ide=nodma at the boot promt, but it said can not find kernel image. it said that also when i typed in usb.i. i have tried adaptec.s, bare.i, scsi.s, and scsi2.s when booting the cd. but later on in the installation i got the same cat:read:input/output error.

thanks
please email me at zihan1@hotmail.com if you can help.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 07:27 PM   #11
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i am having* ^
 
  


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