Intrepid Ibex Installation
Craig Huffstetler wrote:
> For example: Did previous versions of Ubuntu work fine for you
> (Hardy, possibily even an alpha or beta of Intrepid)? It's only the
> 32-bit Intrepid final that is failing to boot, which leads me to
> believe it's something to do with the final kernel included and your
> hardware. I just wanted to test it against another kernel at boot
Yes, Hardy had no problems and Debian (Lenny) works fine also, but I
ruled out hardware because of the machine spread. True, 2 are Intel
Pentium III at 800 MHz, but the third is an AMD Athlon 64+ at 2000 MHz
with a totally different main board, SATA disks etc.
> Questions: 1. How far are you getting into your boot-up? Do you get
> the splash screen, for example (Install Ubuntu/Try Ubuntu Live!).
I get to the splash screen (past the language check where I successfully
choose English) and then select the "Check CD for defects". That
ultimately fails with "Check finished: errors found in 7 files!". The
errors seem to all fall into the class "[ nn.mmmmmm] end_request: I/O
error, dev sr0, sector xxxx
> 2. Are you receiving any errors when you boot-up for installation on
> the failed attempts? This seems to be what you are pointing to. If
> so, what are they?
I only tried installation once and observed similar errors. I'm very
reluctant to try again as I don't want to wreck a perfectly good Hardy
installation.. I know that sounds irrational, but whilst I don't mind
re-installing I don't want to be left with a lump of useless iron if the
> 3. Is it the same error every time? 4. The only thing that made the
> final attempt successful for installation was simply that it was the
> 64 bit variant?
Not true. Similar failures occurred with the 64 bit variant, but finally
ceased after the DVD-RW experiment, suggesting that something is flaky,
but not totally broken. In a previous life, many years ago, I wrote
device error recovery code and it looks here as if someone in just not
trying to recover an error
Thanks a lot for your interest.
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