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Old 09-05-2005, 09:00 AM   #1
herduk
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Buffer I/O error during Installation


Hi all!
I downloaded the ISO file for Mandriva 2005 LE and burned them into my Cd.
Then, like a child with is new toy in the Chirstmas day, i tryed to install it on my pc.

But i cannot even start!
After i choose in the first screen to install Mandriva, the system freeze.
Looking at the kernel messages, i found the follow error:

<7> Buffer I/O error

followed by the message of some errors in many logical block of my HD.
This happen while (i suppose, i'm a newbie in linux world ^_^ ) mandriva try to mount a temporary directory to start installation, after having recognized usb devices and Cd-roms.


Worried, i checked my hd with windows' scandisk but i didn't find any error or damaged cluster.

What can i do? Where is the problem?

The pc where i'm trying to install mandriva is a P3 with 800 Mhz and 128mb of ram and 10 GB HD.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 07:28 AM   #2
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Ummmm ....

Maybe the CDs are not perfect? The first time I was installing mandriva I had bad CDs, so I had to burn new ones.

Most CD writers have a "verify after burn" option.

You can also try to check the md5sum of the downloaded iso image. MD5SUM is a method to verify if a downloaded file is correct or not. On linux command line you write: "md5sum <file>" and compare it to the md5 that is usually on the download page, but I'm not sure how to do this in Windows.
 
Old 09-06-2005, 08:18 AM   #3
herduk
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I thinked it.
So i re-downloaded the ISO of all 3 cd and.. the problem is the same.
I read the suggestion about md5sum, but at the moment i got win, so i don't know how to do!
Other ideas?
I tryed to install debian too and i didn't found any prob.
But i want to install Mandriva and, more over anything, find WHY I GET THE DAMN ERROR!
It's a question between mandriva and me! lol
 
Old 09-06-2005, 09:37 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by herduk
I tryed to install debian too and i didn't found any prob.
But i want to install Mandriva and, more over anything, find WHY I GET THE DAMN ERROR!
It's a question between mandriva and me! lol
Unfortunatly this kind of thing does happen. Once I tryed to install Debian on my Pentium 4 and it imediatly halt saying: "No HD Detected" and it wouldn't give me any options to fix this o.O

So, it became impossible to install Debian on my machine =/ while Mandriva 2005 LE works rock stable.

If you want a rpm-based or KDE-based distro you may want to try SUSE. It should be very similar to LE, and both include graphical install utilities.
 
  


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