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Old 02-15-2008, 02:49 PM
Charlie Kravetz
Default Error trying to install Gutsy over Feisty

On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 07:18 -0600, Larry Alkoff wrote:
> I am using a known good Gutsy cdrom and trying to install on an Intel
> system with 2 gig, a 500 gig sata drive and a sata cdrom. The install
> would format sda1 but not /home which is on sda5.
> The machine was formerly working without error on the same drive with
> feisty on it.
> when I boot the cdrom I get to the menu that has 'install from cdrom' at
> the top and accept that by pushing enter.
> Something in the computer clicks about 5 times.
> I then get thrown into Busybox with the following messages:
> Busybox v1.1.3
> Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu7
> Built in shell ash
> Initramfs [83.461901]
> ATA5.00: Failed to set
> xfermode xfermode (err-mask=0x40)
> ATA6.00: Exception EMask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr oxo action ox2 frozen.
> Can anyone shed some light on what these messages mean?
> Are they telling me there is a problem with my close to new sata cdrom?
> Larry
Don't see any replies to this yet, so if you are still having this
issue, you may want to check out the bug report at

This was first reported in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn, later confirmed in
Gutsy 7.10. Take a look at
for work-arounds. I did not read all of these, but it appears to
describe exactly what you are experiencing.

good luck,

Charlie Kravetz
Linux Registered User Number 425914 [http://counter.li.org/]
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