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Install failure "I/O error on device sr0"

Postby slinkey1981 on Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:29 pm

I used deluge to download the "LinuxMint-6.iso" and ran it through md5sum. The sum from my dowload matched the one listed on the website.

While installing, it gets to the "Mint" loading screen, and then falls on it's face.

I get the following error

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I/O error on device sr0, sector 128.
Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 16


and it goes on and on and on, and then drops me to a shell....

Edit: I just read where someone said to just type "return" and that gives me the following.
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cp: cannot create '/root/var/log/': No such file or directory
mount: mounting /root/dev on /dev/.static/dev failed: No such file or directoy
mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directoy
mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or directoy
target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init
no init found. Try passing init= bootarg


1. What the holy fricken heck does that error mean?
2. How can I fix this so I can install Mint?

Thanks a lot everyone!
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Re: Install failure "I/O error on device sr0"

Postby Husse on Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:57 am

The first error message is about a faulty CD or DVD drive
The second tells us that the file system in the RAM-disk has not been built - hardly surprising
I think it's a bad burn
Burn again at the lowest speed possible
(if you use Brasero in Intrepid this may be the cause)
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Re: Install failure "I/O error on device sr0"

Postby raffraffraff on Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:11 pm

Husse wrote:The first error message is about a faulty CD or DVD drive
The second tells us that the file system in the RAM-disk has not been built - hardly surprising
I think it's a bad burn
Burn again at the lowest speed possible
(if you use Brasero in Intrepid this may be the cause)


I'm having the same problem. The MD5sum of my downloaded ISO is correct. I have burned two CDs on 8x, which is the slowest speed available to me in Brasero. My recorder is, to my knowledge, working perfectly. Ii recently burned Ubuntu 8.10 and PCLinuxOS ISOs and they work perfectly. I have also been backing up files to DVD, and these are also perfect. So why is Mint so sensitive?
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Re: Install failure "I/O error on device sr0"

Postby raffraffraff on Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:12 pm

You also say that using Brasero on Intrepid may be the cause. Can you elaborate on this?
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Re: Install failure "I/O error on device sr0"

Postby Husse on Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:55 am

raffraffraff wrote:You also say that using Brasero on Intrepid may be the cause. Can you elaborate on this?

It turns out that the version of Brasero in Felicia and so Intrepid has some serious problems and can't produce a bootable CD from an ISO. You have to go to getdeb and get the latest version. You find more if you search the forum for Brasero and the user name exploder.
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Re: Install failure "I/O error on device sr0"

Postby Grinz on Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:14 pm

Solved: The problem is with the burnt CD. I used Power ISO to burn my first three images and all had the problem. Using Roxio CD Creator solved the problem and the installation worked just fine with no error messages.
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Re: Install failure "I/O error on device sr0"

Postby Husse on Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:39 pm

And in Linux you should have at least version 0.9.something for Brasero
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Re: Install failure "I/O error on device sr0"

Postby ocasey79 on Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:41 am

i had similar error, and it only went away when i installed distro on to ide hard drive and unplugged sata hard drive during install.
Seemed to be sum error reading the sata drive.
After install i plugged back in my sata hdd and it was able to mount it for full access no problem.

Also 1.) check disks boots on otehr machine to eliminate bad cd
2.) try different cd player

After some small issues really gettin the hang of this fine distro,
its a slimmer sexier version of ubuntu
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