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Old 01-29-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
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Trouble installing Linux-Disk error IO AX = 42..


I have been using Fedora core 3 in my computer. But I wanted to install Fedora core 5. I downloaded the iso images of test 2 version and tried installing it. Well unfortunately I couldn't install it because of some bug in the version (it wouldn't say what bug nor did I know how to find the bug). So gave a try to fc4. Strangely I couldn't install it. This time it didn't go any further to even display the fc4 screen. Well I have a SATA hardrive. Many of my friends had a problem with installing fc4 in a system having SATA hardrive. I presumed that even I had the same problem.

I had uninstalled some programs from the existing fc3. When i wanted to reinstall it asked me for the installation cd's which i had lost. And even collecting the rpms ( and the pestering dependency problems) was way too a painful thing to do. so i thought of going for a fresh installation of fc3. So now I downloaded the iso's for fc3, checked the md5sum. When i try to install this time i got this error...

Loading isoLinux: Disk error IO , AX = 4280, drive EF

So then I tried downloading mandriva (latest)and tried installing it. THis time i got the same kind of error.. (with AX = different)

isoLinux: Disk error IO , AX = 4800, drive EF

Can anyone figure out what is happening? If so can u help me??

Hardware: Intel 865 GBF, SATA hardrive (SEagate), Intel 32 bit 3GHz.

Thanks in advance
Old 01-31-2006, 02:54 AM   #2
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google for bios ax = 4280 fedora

Some results

As you burned iso's again, it might be this one:

Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 01-31-2006 at 02:55 AM.
Old 02-01-2006, 02:55 AM   #3
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Let me make a small correction with the Disk error,(I know its is bit expensive)...

The error I got was ...

isolinux: Disk error 10, AX = 4280, drive EX
and not "IO"..

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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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