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Old 04-23-2017, 01:47 PM   #1
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Unable to find a medium containing a live file system


Hi all.
Asus X50N
Mint 18.1 32bit on a purchased disc

I previously successfully installed this on my computer - no problem.

I have now replaced the original HDD with a 120gb SSD and trying to load Mint onto that.

Haven't gotten very far and up pings '(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system'
Looking at some of the gobbledy gook there maybe a clue
'buffer i/o error on dev sr0, logical block 0, async page read'

Any ideas?

Regards
 
Old 04-25-2017, 01:30 PM   #2
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Hi bobfunduro, and welcome to LQ.

First of all, I would check that the CD is not damaged, using e.g. cdck.

Then I would check if the ISO on the CD has the correct checksum in relation to the 32-bit version that can be downloaded from the Mint website. Where did you purchase it from?
 
Old 04-25-2017, 01:58 PM   #3
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Most distros these days can be installed from a 'live' pendrive, (just put it on using dd), usually much quicker too.

Edit: Often opening & closing the drive bay is enough for a CD/DVD to be re read.

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Old 04-25-2017, 03:06 PM   #4
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(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system

Hi all.

Thanks for your replies.

I think the disc came from The Linux Shop.

I have installed it using this disc before - no problem. I am trying to put it on the same computer but using a SSD but it keeps returning 'Unable to find a medium containing a live file system'

It boots initially, it goes through the boot process (blinking spots etc.) but then falls over with the message

'(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system'

Sooo, I've ordered another disc to check the corrupt disc option.

I tried the chkdsk E: on my Windows 10 (spit) and it returns 'Cannot open volume for direct access.'

I tried downloading the pendrive option but there was so much faffing around I ditched the idea for a CD for about 6 and that gave me a few days whilst being delivered to calm down again!

I'm away for a few days and will return to the task then.

Meanwhile, can you keep scratching your heads!

Many thanks.
 
Old 04-25-2017, 03:22 PM   #5
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Go to bios and see that the drive is identified correctly there.

Use generic or OEM diags for the ssd also maybe.

It could be that you have broken the cable to the ssd or some other problem while installing.

Could be the ssd is bad or controller timing issue.
 
Old 04-25-2017, 04:23 PM   #6
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Would that be the $50-ish Sandisk 120GB SSD from best buy?

I can't boot mine either. Well, I can via configfile from another bootable medium and the grub CLI. In my case it might be because I formatted it GPT and not MBR. But it's possible the device lacks the bootable hardware too. Someday I'll get around to reformatting it to MBR to see if it IS bootable or NOT. But not a priority on my TODO list. And I read somewhere that GPT is better for SSD drives.
 
  


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