<SOLVED> Linux Mint 18.3 Installation Issue (CD Read Error ... but Mintstick)

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<SOLVED> Linux Mint 18.3 Installation Issue (CD Read Error ... but Mintstick)

Post by minger_88 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:39 pm

I am trying to do a clean install of Linux Mint 18.3, upgrading from 17.3.

After setting up a new partition table, I click through to actually start the install. However, during the "copy files" process, I keep getting the CD/DVD read error. BUT I AM BOOTING FROM USB!!! I am very confused. I am getting the what-seems-to-be-common error shown here (pulled from askubuntu forum, but same thing I'm seeing)
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[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 mean, there is some suggestion that there could be a hard drive issue -- but I don't seem to be having any issues with it (SSD: ATA OCZ-VERTEX3 (120 GB)

Air conditioning is working right now ... so I guess could there an issue with the Mintstick? I can actually boot to it, so I guess that's what's confusing me.

suggestions? Unplug the CD drive?
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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 Installation Issue (CD Read Error ... but Mintstick)

Post by MrEen » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:57 pm

Total guess here. Are you using a USB3 port? If so, try a USB2 port.

Actually it looks like it might be an error with how the USB was written. See this topic.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 Installation Issue (CD Read Error ... but Mintstick)

Post by gm10 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:27 pm

The error message is generic, so ignore the CD part.

The live USB boot menu has an option to check the integrity of the medium, I suggest you run that check. If it fails then the previous suggestions are good ones (or you could just have a bad USB stick - try another). But if it checks out then you can boot into the live USB and verify the target drive from there, might have a bunch of bad sectors.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 Installation Issue (CD Read Error ... but Mintstick)

Post by minger_88 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:18 am

Yes must have been an issue with the stick. I actually want able to use the normal bootable USB utility, I had to use a shell command ... Don't have the link.

Anyways, the installer got far enough to actually format my disc, so I was able to boot with the stick, redownload the iso, reverify the checksum, reinstall a DVD burning software and create a bootable DVD.

Was scared for a minute because I still got some error related to USB (want able to write it down before it disappeared) but it seemed to go.

Thanks for the help

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 Installation Issue (CD Read Error ... but Mintstick)

Post by Moem » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:00 am

So this is solved? That's great, please mark the topic as SOLVED. Thanks!
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