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error on install

Postby rober7 on Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:02 pm

i install Linux Mind XFCE an di get this error ...
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The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk:

[Errno 5] Input/output error

This is often due to a faulty CD/DVD disk or drive, or a faulty hard disk. It may help to clean the CD/DVD, to burn the CD/DVD at a lower speed, to clean the CD/DVD drive lens (cleaning kits are often available from electronics suppliers), to check whether the hard disk is old and in need of replacement, or to move the system to a cooler environment.


i install from USB stick not from CD/DVD
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Re: error on install

Postby richyrich on Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:54 pm

[Errno 5] Input/output error


Well . . it's either the files, or the hardware !

Did you check integrity of the downloaded ISO file before you installed it on your USB ?

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How did you make the Mint boot drive ? from Windows ?
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Re: error on install

Postby anima on Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:03 am

I am getting the same result when trying to install linux mint gnome amd64 version. I have downloaded and re-downloaded (MD5s all check out OK), I have burnt and re-burnt discs, I have used unetbootin and made a bootable flash drive. No matter what I do, I get the errno 5 error while the files are copying. I'm thinking it's not hardware or disk, but software.

Current system
Asus M3A78-EM motherboard
AMD Athlon II X4 620 (quad core 2.60ghz)
Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT 512mg
Hitachi 1tb 7200 SATA HD (this is the boot disc - Win7/64 on SDA1, 150 gb Logical partition (SDA5) for Mint with 10gb swap)
WD 500gb 5400 SATA HD (old Win7/32 disc)
4 gb RAM

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Re: error on install

Postby SimonTS on Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:22 am

Hi there,

I didn't see the original post in this thread, so have no idea whether he managed to sort his problem out or not. For future reference, you would be better off creating your own thread - many people here will only look at 'newly-opened' threads unless they're actively involved in an existing one - especially if you are doing so a week down the line.

Anyway, as a starter, can you please boot from the Live image, open a terminal window and enter the following commands. Post the resulting output here in text format;-
$ sudo lspci
$ sudo fdisk -l
$ sudo parted -l print
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Re: error on install

Postby anima on Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:51 pm

That's funny, on most forums the trolls will yell at you for posting a new thread and not searching the forums first. :mrgreen:

I won't be home again for several days, so it'll be few days before I can post the info. :(

I've never had any problems installing Mint (or ubuntu) for that matter in the past, so this one really stumps me.

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