[kwlug-help] kwlug-help Digest, Vol 3, Issue 5

Sven Merk sven.merk at yahoo.ca
Sun Oct 23 19:27:34 EDT 2011


Hello Bob,

Sorry - my bad! I only read your reply now after sending already my findings and how it worked for me - but great thanks to you!

It turned out that the 10.4 causes this kind of trouble on a lot of systems due to a bug as it seems - I have described it in my previous post. Thanks again for the help!

Sven 

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Linux Literacy Course: Installation problem on AMD V120
      notebook with live CD and persistence file on USB (Bob Jonkman)
   2. Re: Linux Literacy Course: Installation problem on    AMD    V120
      notebook with live CD and persistence file on USB (Paul Nijjar)


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Message: 1
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 14:53:48 -0400
From: Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com>
To: KWLUG friendly help <kwlug-help at kwlug.org>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-help] Linux Literacy Course: Installation problem
    on AMD V120 notebook with live CD and persistence file on USB
Message-ID: <4EA3113C.6020607 at sobac.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

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".

--Bob.


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. 010.094.001.047.037038, 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)
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> 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>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>
>
> 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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Message: 2
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 23:00:42 -0400
From: Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
To: KWLUG friendly help <kwlug-help at kwlug.org>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-help] Linux Literacy Course: Installation problem
    on    AMD    V120 notebook with live CD and persistence file on USB
Message-ID: <20111023030042.GQ31648 at pirg.uwaterloo.ca>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 05:07:00AM -0700, Sven Merk wrote:

I'm sorry I did not see you earlier this afternoon. I am just checking
my e-mail now. 

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

Some of these are normal. 

> 
> 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
>

I agree with Bob that this might be an indication that the CD is bad.
It could also indicate that your CD-ROM is bad -- I was having similar
problems on some of the machines in the lab. 

The advice to try booting from USB is good if your machine can do it.

You could also download the ISO and try burning another copy. There
are good instructions and links to the ISO files here: 

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download

You want the 10.04 LTS version, not the 11.10 one. 

I will be around after 6pm on Monday if you (or others) would like to
meet. Please try to give me 24 hours notice if you want to do this.

- Paul

-- 
http://pnijjar.freeshell.org 



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