SOLVED: buffer error I/O device fd0 on installing elyssa

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SOLVED: buffer error I/O device fd0 on installing elyssa

Postby mercier on Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:25 am

using daryna for half a year now. all well. ;)

on booting new mint5 i get this error
- checked md5sum - ok
- burned on cd slow speed 8x - ok
i don't even have a floppy disc...

now what?

thanks in advance.
Last edited by mercier on Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: buffer error I/O device fd0 on installing elyssa

Postby Husse on Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:49 am

The floppy error is something that has appeared for all (?) Mint editions and is the result of the installer not liking your hardware. Problems recognizing or loading anything to do with the filesystem
8x is actually a bit fast - perhaps
Can you verify the disk - I think Brasero has that option in Daryna and definitely in Elyssa
I don't remember if it's called verify but that is what's being done
Even if you don't have a floppy your motherboard may have a floppy controller. If so try to switch it off in BIOS
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Re: buffer error I/O device fd0 on installing elyssa

Postby mercier on Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:44 pm

thanks husse, i knew i can count on you ;)

i disabled floppy controller in BIOS, and now i get the following:

BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5Ubuntu12) Built-in shell(ash)

Enter 'help' to view commands

(initramfs)_


Does this tell anyone anything? :?
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Re: buffer error I/O device fd0 on installing elyssa

Postby Husse on Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:43 pm

Try Compatability mode
And also check the troubleshooter
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... ur_Live_CD
It is not as comprehensive as I would like it to be, but the most common solutions are there
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Re: buffer error I/O device fd0 on installing elyssa

Postby charliehorse on Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:48 pm

I have the exact same "initramfs" message when attempting to boot mint5, but mint4 boots just fine. The mint5 cd will work in other computers, so the issue must be hardware.

cheers!

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Re: buffer error I/O device fd0 on installing elyssa

Postby mercier on Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:21 am

thanks husse - i solved it!

what did it were the instructions on the link you posted - adding all_generic_ide did it for me, and now i am the proud owner of mint5 elyssa system :D

mint5 is great, but mint5 together with this community rocks. thanks a lot for your hard work!

i feel a donation comming up. ;)


all the best!
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Re: SOLVED: buffer error I/O device fd0 on installing elyssa

Postby Nessa on Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:04 pm

It may not be a bad cd after all. I'm also going to try this. TFS. :)
I want a balance between tweaking my OS and actually being able to use it.
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Re: SOLVED: buffer error I/O device fd0 on installing elyssa

Postby medford on Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:50 pm

Thanks for such great info to solve this. I had the same issue.
This is truly a great community.

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