On Friday 17 November 2006 22:17, Randall R Schulz wrote:
On Friday 17 November 2006 02:35, Jim Hamilton wrote:
- Bad DVD drive
- Bad medium or burn
- Bad download
If I use the burnt DVD I get a large number of these errors. If use the iso image and install via nfs I get a lot fewer but still get them. The failures do not necessarily occur on the same packages each time.
This suggests that more than one of the aforementioned possibilities may be in play, as unlikely as that seems.
If I push the install though by ignoring the errors I wind with a system that can sort of boot but does not get the YAST configuration screens for the network and display and user etc. Kernel does seem to work.
At this stage I am not sure what is causing the package install errors as even 10.1 Novell DVD (boxed set) will not install without errors. First thing is get the install to work then see if the rest of YAST will run correctly.
Did you verify the checksums of the .iso files you retrieved? Did you do a disc verification?
Any ideas appreciated.
Ubuntu 6.10 LiveCD will boot and run and can be installed and run from the disks using the plextor sata dvd.
So the hardware is at least mostly OK. It could still be an optical drive problem that happens to manifest only on the particular media (the kind or the specific disc you burned).
Regards, Jim Hamilton
Sorry about not replying sooner. I have been traveling a lot over the last few weeks and simply had not had time to get back to this thread.
I had seen your travels on debugging the Asus MB. As it turns out the Intel MB does not have that much control over the use of AHCI. Either all devices run with AHCI or none. I cannot turn on AHCI specifically for the pata interface so this approach does not work. If I turn on AHCI I cannot boot the DVD at all.
I have checked the md5sum of the dvd and it is correct.
I am not sure if it is a bad dvd drive, medium or burn as I have since putting the message together built the box as a Win XP system as I need to get some productive use out of this box and I find I am having odd problems with windows s/w installations. I can download sw and install it sometimes but not all times. Problem mostly with the install. DVD/CD installs seem to be ok
I can get the same dvd to install in to a vmware virtual machine and have it run correctly.
I am beginning to suspect a power supply type of problem, may be under powered (currently 550W with scsi dds tape, 2 x 320GB disks, sata dvd, floppy, internal memory card reader).
More investigation needed.
Thanks for the feedback.