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Thread: Newbie - Buffer I/O error

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    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


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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Melbourne, Australia

    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
    then enter.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    $here ? $here : $there
    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

    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


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