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Old 03-16-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
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Unhappy Boot issues for Ubuntu

i get same error when installing ubuntu 12.04.
Old 03-18-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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What error?

What is your hardware?

Particulaly what is your video card/controller?

Have you tried booting to recovery mode?

People need information to give anything but a really silly guess.
Old 03-19-2013, 12:26 AM   #3
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Hi, oops i am so sorry but that thread was definitely too old thats why last posts were not recognized.

So i am trying to tell what happenend on the ppc 32 machine. I did a Ubuntu 12.04 install via alternate CD. It is an G4 PowerPC (blue case) whith ATI Radeon graphics card.

The install went well but after a fresh reboot (installation with no error detected) it went only to the yaboot prompt with following message:

input/output error

I searched for this issue on the web but did not find any solution for this.

By the way in the partitioning tool from the installer i choosed guided partion theme. I have only idea the mistake happened caused by wrong filesystem.

I tried also an install of crux ppc 2.0 and get same error message on the yaboot prompt. I tried to reconfigure yaboot.conf but without luck.

p.s. i will try to find out what precise graphics card i had

ty for the reply

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I/O errors are sometimes caused by hardware problems (doesn't necessarilly mean your drive *is* bad, but it may mean it's *about* to go bad), but that's not necessarilly the only cause. Do you have any important data on your system? If so, I would make it a necessity to back it all up, just in case.

Worst case scenario, you can boot to the LiveCD, try gparted, and see if you can partition the drive with no problems. Sometimes it's only the data on the partition that's screwed, and there's nothing physically wrong with the drive at all, in which case wiping all partitions on the drive, then repartitioning the way you had it before should fix the issue. However, you should only do this as a last resort, as this will totally erase everything on your drive.

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Old 03-19-2013, 03:35 PM   #5
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