Error during installation
Trying to install Fedora Core 4. On a 2.8 GHz P4 w/ 512MB RAM, 160GB Maxtor HDD.
I can only get to the point where you select keyboard layouts. I select U.S. English, then it hangs for a while and I get an error message reading: "Input/output error during read on /dev/hdc". From what I gather, this is a hard drive error? I am running in Knoppix right now to type this message as I have already deleted my Windows partition (I intended to make this a dedicated Linux machine).
I have successfully installed Linux before on several computers (Mandrake 10.1, Fedora Core 3, Red Hat 6 being a few) without any trouble (well at least not too much trouble).
I can't access the hard drive from Knoppix, I assume that's because it has no partitions on it? I tried to partition it using QTParted, and I am able to create a swap partition and an ext3 partition without any trouble, but when I go back to install FC4, I get the same message.
I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do here. I'm going to look around and see if I can find my old Fedora Core 3 discs around and see if those will install (I successfully installed it on this machine before). Any suggesstions would be appreciated.
Input/output error during read on /dev/hda
I had my hard disk connected to the 2nd IDE channel as master with the DVD-ROM connected as a slave, the message I got during first steps of installation process was "..error during read on /dev/hdc". As suggested by Alex,
I connected my hard disk to primary IDE channel but the result was only that the error message reported " error during read on dev/hda" instead of "hdc"; I also tried to change DVD-ROM jumper configuration and connect it on the secondary channel, but it didn't work...
Hope someone can help