Ticket #81 (new defect)
Installer crashing with 'SCSI 1:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to dead device'
|Reported by:||beranger5ca@…||Owned by:||parsix-devel@…|
Well, the installer failed after being for a few seconds at "Copying files: 11%": it crashed, then the panels crashed, then the whole system was dead.
Rebooting and trying it over was useless.
Rebooting and trying the "Test CD for defects" was also useless: "No md5sums file found on live media." Oops! (Of course I have checked the MD5 sum of the downloaded ISO file, but it would have been nice to have the LiveCD self-check working too!)
So I assumed the CD is OK. After all, the live session works perfectly!
Rebooting one more time and selecting the text install menu option cleared up a little the mystery: what happens past the 11% of files copying is a huge amount of lines saying this:
SCSI 1:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to dead device
No further details, AFAICT.
My disks are IDE, but since newer kernels are treating everything as SCSI/SATA... it's not my fault, you know.
Debian Etch works with this system, but it's based on the kernel 2.6.18, still using the legacy IDE driver.
So I couldn't install Parsix on the desktop PC, to my deep regret.
What else could I try?
I attempted to install it with:
-- / on /dev/sdb3
-- swap on /dev/sdb1
Note: sda and sdb are HDDs; sdc and sdd are DVD and CD-RW units.