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Re: Potato cd access problems

On Jul 08 2002, Colin Foran wrote:
> But how would the base system have been installed without a hitch?

	I've seen problems like this before, with a bad disk, which
	looked perfect to naked eye.

	Anyway, if you want to check what the problem may be, you
	might like to generate an image of the CD on disk, mount that
	image and then try to install from there.

	To generate the image:
	dd if=/your/cd/device of=/tmp/theimage.img

	To mount the image:
	mount -t iso9660 -o loop /tmp/theimage.img /mnt

	Then, update your /etc/apt/sources.list file to point to your
	"mirror" at /mnt.

	If you get problems while generating the image, then that may
	be an indication of problems with the CD. But I've seen
	situations when a straight read from a CD was more stable than
	a random access read, which is what gave me the idea of using
	the method above (at the time).

	[]s, Roger...

Rogério Brito - linuxconsult@yahoo.com.br - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito

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