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Installation Troubles

Postby swordreader on Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:33 pm

I'm trying to install "Felicia" on a two year old laptop. Everything seems to work pretty well up until it gets to 76% of the install and it throws me an "[Errno 5] Input/Output Error". I tried re-burning the iso and it still throws the same message in the same exact spot; 76% complete. Not sure what I should be looking for at this point. Any tips would be appreciated.
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Re: Installation Troubles

Postby DataMan on Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:27 am

Here are a couple of basics to consider (if you haven't already):
1. Are you able to boot to the LiveCD (if not probably a bad download-burn)?
2. Can't remember as it's been a while since I booted the LiveCD, if the Live has a Check CD option run it if you haven't already.
3. When you burned the iso image, did you reconcile the md5 checksum?
4. As a last non-technical resort, I'd recommend downloading it again (possibly choosing another source). Reconcile the md5 before burning the iso. Burn the iso image to the CD at the slowest speed you can.

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Re: Installation Troubles

Postby garda on Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:51 am

How much RAM does the laptop have?
The Main Edition and KDE CE Live CD's need at least 384 MB of physical RAM available (512 MB recommended). Most laptops use SMA (Shared Memory Architecture) that takes some portion of system RAM to be used for graphics RAM, so you have to take that into account as well.
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