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 Post subject: "Input/ Output error during write on /dev/sda" Cant Install?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:32 pm 
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I'm struggling to install the new Peppermint 4 using a USB with the ISO image on it. I've got an Acer Aspire One zg5 netbook which used to run only linux, which I successfully changed to Peppermint 3 (Yay) but it stopped booting one day and have been trying to reinstall Peppermint 3, with no luck, and decided to try Peppermint 4. Both of which had the same error " input/output error during write on /dev/sda ". I'm not great on computers/ terminals etc. But I know some things. Any help would be appreciated! If you need any more information to be able to help me, just ask and will try and answer the best I can. :|


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 Post subject: Re: "Input/ Output error during write on /dev/sda" Cant Inst
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:10 pm 
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Is your AA1 the 8GB SSD model, or the one with the hard drive ?

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 Post subject: Re: "Input/ Output error during write on /dev/sda" Cant Inst
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:13 pm 
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It's the 8GB SSD

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 Post subject: Re: "Input/ Output error during write on /dev/sda" Cant Inst
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:17 pm 
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Hmm .. the bad news is your SSD has probably died and will need replacing (or if you're VERY lucky, maybe the cable that connects the SSD to the motherboard has worked loose).

I can verify that Peppermint 4 flies onto a zg5 .. I'm typing this from one.

But I've previously had an SSD die on me .. starts off with I/O errors, and ends with it not seeeing the SSD at all and attempting a PXE boot.

The worse news is .. to replace the SSD in an AA1 you have to dismantle the whole damn thing.

I have a video for doing this linked on my other forum .. would you like it ?

Where are you from ?

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 Post subject: Re: "Input/ Output error during write on /dev/sda" Cant Inst
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:29 pm 
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It could be the SSD, this is what happens through installation after choosing it to completly wipe it and install Peppermint 4:

input/output error during write on /dev/sda/
(click retry)
error fsyncing/closing /dev/sda: input/output error
(click retry)
the creation of swap space in partition #5 of SCSI2 (0,0,0) (sda) failed.

and I know pretty much how to take it apart and my dad can always do it if i get stuck haha, does that lead to it being the SSD or is there hope from that ^^

and im from kent uk

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 Post subject: Re: "Input/ Output error during write on /dev/sda" Cant Inst
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:34 pm 
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Nope .. I'm sorry to say I'm pretty convinced it's an SSD error (failure or loose cable .. more likely failure).

I/O is input/output .. and /dev/sda1 is a partition on your SSD

So it cannot write (sync the file being written) to your SSD.

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 Post subject: Re: "Input/ Output error during write on /dev/sda" Cant Inst
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Thats annoying ¬¬ thankyou for your help anyway at least i know its not fixable without new parts instead of trying to fix the unfixable haha

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 Post subject: Re: "Input/ Output error during write on /dev/sda" Cant Inst
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:42 pm 
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I suppose you could try formatting it with Gparted from the LiveUSB .. but I'm pretty confident it wont format.

Do you want a link to where I bought my replacement(s) from ?

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Super Talent 1.3 inch 16GB miniPCIe MLC Solid State Drive (ZIF IDE)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/computers-acces ... B002HRE1H2

16GB, so larger .. and those annoying little pauses where it's writing to the SSD are a thing of the past too

Can I also suggest whilst you have it apart, you take the opportunity to add a 1GB RAM upgrade:
http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listpar ... %28A110%29

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 Post subject: Re: "Input/ Output error during write on /dev/sda" Cant Inst
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:45 pm 
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did try to format it and that was a no go, and its okay, probably will just end up not using this anyway

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 Post subject: Re: "Input/ Output error during write on /dev/sda" Cant Inst
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If you decide to sell it as is .. let me know .. I have a few of them, so spares are always handy :)

Send me a PM.

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