[kwlug-help] Linux Literacy Course: Installation problem on AMD V120 notebook with live CD and persistence file on USB

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Sat Oct 22 14:53:48 EDT 2011

On 11-10-22 08:07 AM, Sven Merk wrote:

>1) Throughout the installation a lot of messages are observed that report "sr0 - input/output error"

That could be a bad CD/DVD.  Some installation CDs have an option on the 
first menu to check the integrity of the media.  Does your CD pass this 
test?  If you've already tried multiple CDs then it could be a bad 
CD/DVD drive.

If you're trying to boot the system from a LiveCD and not everything is 
read properly, then your second problem is likely a result of the first.

Can your computer boot from a USB drive? If so, try creating a bootable 
USB drive from an ISO image and see if you can boot from that.  It's 
likely to boot faster than a CD too.  In Ubuntu you can create a 
bootable USB drive by selecting from the menu "System, Administration,  
Startup Disk Creator".  With Unity just search for "Startup Disk Creator".


On 11-10-22 08:07 AM, Sven Merk wrote:
> Hello Paul,
> I am challenged  with my notebook still not mounting the filesystem after having trouble with one of the live CDs. The second you gave me works and loads but I ran into the same problem that we observed on one notebook in the office the other day:
> 1)
> Throughout the installation a lot of messages are observed that report "sr0 - input/output error"
> 2)
> At the end of the installation process the file system could not be mounted and the screens remains in the text-based console with the last message: "(initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on /filesystem.squashfs failed: input/output error.
> Can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squashfs
> My notebook is an eMachine eME440 with AMD V120 processor (2.2 GHz), CD/DVD is a TSST model TS-L633C, BIOS is InsydeH20 Rev. 3.5 version 1.02, VGA on board, 256MB, ATI ver., 2 GB Ram altogether - this only as information about my experience so far; I will do some more investigation and testing this weekend.
> Sven
> Today's Topics:
>     1. Dealing with Linux installation problems (Paul Nijjar)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:29:29 -0400
> From: Paul Nijjar<paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> To: kwlug-help at kwlug.org
> Subject: [kwlug-help] Dealing with Linux installation problems
> Message-ID:<20111020012929.GL31648 at pirg.uwaterloo.ca>
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> For the Linux Literacy course, the big task this week is to get Linux
> working on your computer (either with a LiveCD/LiveUSB key or on your
> hard drive).
> A few of you have Linux preinstalled on your computer. A few more have
> gotten Linux working already. For the rest of you, here are some
> options:
> - If you are stuck with a particular detail (for example, if you are
>    getting an error message you can't figure out), you can post to this
>    mailing list. Include the specific problem (including the exact
>    error message if possible), the method you are using in getting Linux
>    working (USB key, LiveCD, installing inside Windows, or installing
>    standalone), and information about the make and model of your
>    computer.
> - If you would like some one on one support, I can make appointments
>    Friday evening (after 6pm) and most of the day on Saturday. If you
>    would like this then please e-mail me off-list (ie use my e-mail
>    address, not this kwlug-help address).
> If you have not done so yet, I encourage you to try getting Linux
> working on your computer, so that if you run into problems you there
> will be enough time to troubleshoot them. I really hope that everybody
> will have gotten Linux working and will have used it for a couple of
> hours by Tuesday -- developing some basic familiarity will help you a
> fair amount when we work on installing and removing programs next
> session.
> - Paul
> P.S. If you have a LiveCD or Live USB key with you, bring it to class
> next Tuesday.
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