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Old 01-16-2004, 12:57 PM   #1
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input/output error cdrom read error

i have redownloaded the same install cd 3 times slackware 9.1 i can install the base system ok but the rest has cd read errors i cant copy the tgz files to my hd and install them later as i have the same error msg however i can copy the files from windows ok to my hd and install that way is it a problem with cdrom support can i recompile the kernel to solve this. it is a tecra 780dvd laptop it has a toshiba CD-ROM XM-1502B. could it be i need to choose a different kernel image than the bare.i or is the cdrom just needing a replacement thanx in advance for any suggestions.
Old 04-01-2006, 02:08 AM   #2
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hi, I am sorry you havnt recieved a great response, but you have had a lot of people look at the post. I hope you are still checking on this thread. I just bought a tecra 780 DVD and would like to be able to communicate with you about your experience. I experienced the same problem as you when I tried to install slackware 10.2 Ubuntu, Debian, Mandriva, Suse and knoppix all seemed to install ok however the drivers for the video are a problem. everything is fine with video during the install until it is using the x server. that is I dont get the desktop manager up, neither gdm or kdm. no graphics on screen after boot although system works ok from commandline if I dont run the gui. so I am trying what I think is my seventeeth install attempt. I am trying to find an option to override the video driver for something generic like vesa. How has your experience been lately? Do you still have this machine?


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