Ubuntu Installation :: Input / Output Error During Write On /dev/sda
May 23, 2010
I'm trying to install ubuntu 10.04 on my desktop. I would like to erase my old xp completely and have only ubuntu as my OS. I boot from cd but when I install it stops at 15% and keeps giving me this error:
Input/output error during write on /dev/sda.
It won't let me retry or ignore and when I cancel the installation continues until I get another error.
I've managed to boot up ubuntu-10.10-desktop-amd64 using PXE, but when the installer is copying the files it fails. I've md5sum checked the iso and it is OK.
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.
The trouble I'm having is that when I load a bootable USB/CD of 64bit 10.10, I always get an error that looks a little like: "(initramfs) mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs failed: input/output error. Can not mount /dev/loop0 (cdrom/casperfilesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squashfs." I've done some googling and I've noticed people have had the same problem. They say the alternate downloads could be the problem, or the CD, and that I should use the UNetbootin application. I guess I should start with describing my build:
1. Going to the DL page, DLing 64bit 10.10, and mounting the image to create a bootable CD (by the procedure offered on the DL page).
2. Using Unetbootin to create a bootable USB (this I did multiple tmes, with different versions: 10.10 64bit desktop, 10.04 64 bit desktop, and I'm about to try another DL except I forgot which one I'm using, but I'll find out in a bit )..........
I've been experiencing a problem when I try to install Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 on my girlfriend's notebook. In the middle of the installation process a window pops-up saying "[Errno 5] input/output error". This has happened with both versions and I can't get through it, no matter what.
This is what I get when following the instructions to fix grub. I type in "grub-install /dev/sda" and that's the error I get.I'm trying to put Ubuntu or Mint on a Dell Mini 9 with 16gb ssd, but no matter what I do I cannot achieve this goal
I cant seem to install Ubuntu 9.10 at all. At 15% I get the following Error Message Input/output Error During Read On/dev/sda then I get the creation of swapspace in partition #5 of SCSI1(0,0,0) (SDA) Failed. Ive tried 6 times already. Im getting no sound at all. How can I change the screen resolution. 800 x 600 is the highest it will go. Im getting really discouraged with Ubuntu. Alot of people seem to have the same problems I am having but there is no solutions. I've checked the MEMTEST and passed, done a disk check and passed.
I want to install Xubuntu 10.10 x64, but it does not work. While copying data the setup tells me about an Input/Output error, but i don't think there are hardware errors.
AMD Phenom II 1055t 6x2,8 Ghz 2x 2gb ram Hitachi 1TB hard drive Two partitions: 1st for Windows 7 Ultimate (NTFS), 2nd for my Data (NTFS)
So I decreased the size of the data partition and created two new partitions beside the Win7 partition and the data partition. The first is ext4-journal (20gb) the second is Swap (4gb). I've done that all by the Xubuntu setup.
I've downloaded the image from the german mirror (TU Chemniz) and checked the integrety via SHA1. Checksum was correct. I also checked the data after burning.
I am fully aware that these following photo's are not all required for a full understanding of my issue, but I will post them regardless. Checklist to see if my computer meets best results possible for the installation. Screenshot.jpg These photos showing here are where I plan on Installing Ubuntu
NOTE: The installation has started, but only to shortly be stopped by my error message.
This is my ERROR!!! message
No matter what I try to click on, the window simply ignores the command, regardless of the amount of times I issue the command.
Quote:Error benchmarking: helper exited with exit code 1: Error reading 27099136 bytes at 2509258752 from /dev/sda: Input/output errorthis issue is also preventing me from making a copy/backup of the partition with gpartedwhich i decided i should do since i had a scare when booting todayunable to mount / i said fix itthen it said /var was not readyi waited it became readyi am running 10.04.2 would upgrading the kernel to get trim support fix it?
Code: sudo fsck -t ext4 /dev/sda1 fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2 e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010) System: clean, 247383/983040 files, 1394162/3907803 blocks Solution: drive is under warranty and it needs to be used this is not software problem
I have dir in my HD that is very important to me,but when I try cd commad to go in the dirI got this message:cannot access `./Lab': Input/output erroralso when use ls to view the currently dir and the other dir's also I got this message:"ls: cannot access Lab: Input/output errorLab"with touch:touch: cannot touch `Lab': Input/output errorwith mkdir:mkdir: cannot create directory `Lab': Input/output error
I use the growisofs command from the terminal to do most of my burning. Mostly because i burn almost the exact same type of file every time so its pretty easy to set up. I've done this dozens of times and never once had a problem before. I loved it because it was so much simpler than doing this in windows where i would need to install a few extra programs and codecs. That was up until today where it started failing every single time i tried to burn something.
For some reason every time i try to burn a disc it gives me this error message:
I'm really at a loss as to why this is happening. Every thread i found that discussed this problem was mostly focused on k3b or brasero and never really answered the question. As far as i know nothing has been updated since the last time i burned a disc a few days ago. Everything is exactly the same as it was when it worked. The only thing i could think of that might have caused this sudden failure is that i flashed the firmware of another cd drive using the same sata port that this drive is currently plugged into, but that was in windows so i dont see how it could have affected this drive.
I installed Ubuntu 10.04 two days ago and was using my 1tb passport external HDD with it to download and store files. However today whenever i try and copy/cut and past to the HDD i get this error message..
Error opening file '/media/My Passport/test.avi': Input/output error This is obviously very fustrating and i want to stay with Linux but i do need to fix this problem else im afraid im going to have to back to awful windows.
I'm having some trouble installing Ubuntu 10.04. What I am trying to do is completely wipe all things on my computer and install Ubuntu. I have followed the instructions from Ubuntu's homepage on how to download the ISO, and ran their program to put it onto a portable USB device. Through doing all of this, I receive no error messages. Then it tells me to change the BIOS to boot from USB, so I did that. I've successfully accessed the install menu and filled in all the information requested (i.e. computer name, account name, etc.). I select that I want to delete the current partitions and use only Ubuntu. It starts to install, but at 67%, while copying files, I receive an error.
This error is: 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 just received a 1TB external(Western Digital) hard drive(NTFS) for backup purposes. I'm using an Ubuntu Live CD, and an external hard drive dock. I am transferring over esata and am receiving the error:
Cannot open file: input/output error
Seems strange that it said "open". At any rate only about 60 of the 200+ GB were able to be transferred over...this won't do. I have tried to copy via CLI using
and received the same issue. For clarification I am attempting to transfer from a mounted partition onto the mounted external.
My dad is out of town for a while, so I've been using his computer to rip my DVDs with Handbrake. He has Windows Vista installed, so I did a full installation of Fedora 13 on a thumb drive and just run everything off of that. However, when I went to delete some of the encoded videos after I had moved them to my computer, I got a system error that said 'can't delete files: I/O error.' Now, if I try to boot up Windows, his computer is stuck on a black screen checking a bunch of dlls. He'll be back in a couple of weeks, so I'd like to have it fixed by then.
We are running an C++ application in AWS EC2 instance (CentOS 5.4) mounted with an EBS Volume (say /mymountpoint). We do more simultaneous writes to the EBS Volume from our application. But at some point we get 'ERROR: Input/output error'. After this, 'ls -l /mymountpoint' command itself fails with the i/o error. The filesystem which we use for the EBS Volume is xfs. I unmounted the drive and done xfs_check and again mounted the drive. Now, everything seems to be working fine. But the issue still persists everytime when we do simultaneous writes.
I believe the following details will be useful, [root@domU-12-31-39-07-81-36 StoreGrid]# cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS release 5.4 (Final) .....
Output of dmesg : SGI XFS with ACLs, security attributes, large block numbers, no debug enabled SGI XFS Quota Management subsystem Filesystem "sdh": Disabling barriers, not supported by the underlying device XFS mounting filesystem sdh Ending clean XFS mount for filesystem: sdh ..... Starting XFS recovery on filesystem: sdh (logdev: internal) Ending XFS recovery on filesystem: sdh (logdev: internal) The XFS utilities are in v2.9.4
I got a new HDD like a Storage on my Ubuntu ,it is formated as ext3 and i am able to mount it ,but sometimes while downloading from FTP ,when the session broke Ubuntu crates some ./afternature.mp4 Input/output error ,which i can see on "ls -l" ,and that causes great troubles to me ,because i can not copy or write on that disk another file with the same one which is created like this ,these error are gone only if i format the hdd .
My mounting command is "mount /dev/hdb3 /tmp/hd ext3 rw 0 0" So is that possible to remove these error without formatting the disk . PS:I did a lot of search for that error ,on unix forums also here but i didn`t find a concrete answer ,i found a thread which is for that case but removing with inode is impossible because on ls -l i`m not receiving the inode .
I was given a CD for work purposes and when I put the disc into the drive I get 2 disc icons on my desktop. One has data (a pdf file) and the other has serveral audio tracks. I tried to use dd to image the disc but it gives an input/output error immediately without copying anything. If I try to use brasero or k3b to copy the disc it only copies the audio portion. The data portion does not show up in the drop down to copy - only the audio. If I right-click the data (or audio) desktop icon and select 'copy' from the shortcut menu then it creates an image of the audio portion.
for dd i tried: dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/home/username/test.iso This give an immediate error with no data written to the iso file. dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/home/username/test.iso bs=2M conv=notrunc,noerror
This copies a small amount of data to an iso file but it wasn't usable.
So, I recently installed, or.. ermm.. Tried to install Ubuntu 11.04, I did it with a CD. This is about my 4th time around with Ubuntu, so I'm not completely new to it. But, I used to have Windows 7 on here, and I decided I wanted to go with Ubuntu, so I downloaded and burned the CD, and did all the stuff you need to do to install Ubuntu. I got far into the installation, and then the installer crashed saying something about an Input/Output error, and it could be the CD being dirty or damaged.
Now, I'm stuck with a broken operating system because I chose to replace my Windows 7 partion with Ubuntu, and there's no terminal! Everything else seems to be here, it's just really buggy, and I can't get much of anything installed.