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    Installation Failure

    For two weeks I have been trying to install the 64 bit version of Mandriva 2007 Spring.
    My motherboard is a DFI, model K8M800-MLVF with a Athelon 64 2000 MZh processor.
    After the first splash screen and menu I get the following error message. Most of it is repetitive so I have enclosed only the first portion:
    <7> ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
    <7> ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
    <6> attempt to access beyond end of device
    <6> hdc: rw=0 want 8832932, limit 533144
    <3> buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 2208231

    The <6> and <7> lines are repetitive except the last digits extend from 31 to38.
    Does any know what this all means?
    Better yet does anyone know how to fix it?
    This thing is driving me nuts.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    I've never used a 64-bit version of Linux, but from all I've read, it's better in most cases for people with 64-bit processors to stick to the 32-bit versions of Linux. The 64-bit stuff is till quite buggy from what I understand.

    Otherwise, are you sure you've burned the CD properly?

    Edit: Here's a link for properly burning an ISO image to the CD:
    Last edited by oz; 08-10-2007 at 03:47 PM.

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    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Birmingham - UK
    As Ozar was perhaps hinting, it could be a corrupted ISO as hdc refers to your CD drive. I notice that no hdd is refered to so this seems likely.

    To speculate a little, your CD / optical drive might have buggy firmware on it ... I routinely get something very similar to 'buffer I/O error on device hdc, logical block 2208231' written to my log files, but my drive works fine.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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