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Old 03-16-2006, 07:58 PM   #1
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install problems... cdrom mounting

hey im trying to install debian here but ran into a roadblock...

During installation, while debian is trying to mount the cdrom, I get an error saying that it couldn't be mounted, most likely because the cd wasn't inserted. Well the CD is in there and it works. I burned it twice and the second time on extra slow.

I tried a knoppix liveCD and can only get things to start going when i put in the cheat codes "knoppix nodma" or "failsafe". I guess hardware detection is messing up somehow.

When the installation fails, I go to the "execute a shell" option and tried a few things. /etc/fstab shows pretty much no information except that if find /dev/floppy0. The rest is jsut "none"

With dmesg, Things start out fien and the CDROM is deteced I guess. It says

hdd: SAMSUNG SCR-2432 and some of the info which is all correct. However, it gets "command error" a few lines later. The error is like this:

status=0x51 {Drive SeekComplete Error}
end_request: I/0 error, dev 16:40 (hdd)
ISOFS: unable to read i-node block
ISOFS: changing to secondary root.

It says that once, and then again, but at the end adds "ISO 9660 Extensions = Microsoft Joilet level 3"

Then it repeats the process once more.

I don't really have any idea but I'm assuming this isn't good. Can anybody comment? thank you.
Old 03-17-2006, 12:52 PM   #2
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I have seen such errors when the media was not o.k. (scratched or a faulty burn).
I'd burn another cd and check it for integrity before using it.
Old 03-17-2006, 01:48 PM   #3
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Is it Sarge? Did you try typing in linux26 at the boot prompt? Maybe a newer kernel will help? Or if you did linux26, did you try the default 2.4 kernel?


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