Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Newbie - Buffer I/O error

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Beans
    2

    Newbie - Buffer I/O error

    Hello folks, i have been trying to install 8.04.1 today to no avail.
    Below are the machine specs:

    Abit AB9 Pro Motherboard
    Intel E6600 1.8Ghz Dual Core
    ATI X19050 Pro GFX Card
    3 HDs
    1 DVD-RW drive
    No Floppy Drive
    Windows Vista Installed

    I get the CD to boot find and loads me at the menu to select “Install Ubuntu”, I hit it and the orange progress bar shows for a few min then the screen becomes test with the flowing error:
    “Buffer I/O error on device fd0 – logical block 0”

    It does show other stuff but it keeps looping to the above error and sits there spooling out text then back to the error

    Thoughts??

    cheers
    Last edited by diesela4; July 6th, 2008 at 12:32 AM. Reason: layout

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Beans
    5,096

    Re: Newbie - Buffer I/O error

    It looks like it trying to find the floppy drive, try adding "all_generic_ide" as a boot option.
    At the main menu press F6 and add at the end of the line
    Code:
    all_generic_ide
    then enter.
    Ubuntu Newbie Help: irc: #beginners-help on network irc.freenode.net
    Help others, mark your threads solved.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    $here ? $here : $there
    Beans
    3,717
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Newbie - Buffer I/O error

    You may also want to check if the BIOS thinks there is a floppy drive hooked up. If so, disable it.
    Don't try to make something "fast" until you are able to quantify "slow".

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Beans
    2

    Re: Newbie - Buffer I/O error

    got the floppy sorted, disabled it in the bios but now am getting a new screen with BusyBox on it and just a cmd line interface

    now am lost

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •