Trying to install RedHat Linux 5.2, I/O errors!!!

Trying to install RedHat Linux 5.2, I/O errors!!!

Post by tali » Mon, 25 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Hey guys.
I need desperate linux help.
Ok, i'm trying to install Red Hat linux 5.2, but I"m getting the
following error:

"An error occured reading the partition table for the block device
/tmp/hdc.  The error was : : Input/Output Error."

Whats wrong?
Someone says its about my ZIP drive, and someone else said my hardrive
is crapping out.  Also, my comp is brand new...

I need help bad! -_-;;

Thanks a lot guys...

"If idiots could fly, AOL would be an airport..."


1. Trying to install Redhat 5.2 on Jensen DECpc axp 150

Has anyone been able to install Linux on a Jensen with no video card. I do
not need
video since this system will just be a server. I can boot the kernel then I
loose all
communication to the serial port. Following is the console serial port

System power up OK.


aboot: Linux/Alpha SRM bootloader version 0.5
aboot: switching to OSF/1 PALcode version 1.35
aboot: valid disklabel found: 8 partitions.
Enter kernel name and arguments:
aboot> 0/a root=/dev/scd0 load_ramdisk=1
aboot: booted_dev=`scsi 1 5 0 0 100 0 jens-io', guessing boot_device=`scd0'
aboot: loading plain a...
aboot: unexpected object file format 113656
aboot: loading compressed a...
aboot: ok, now starting the kernel...

At this point it appears that the kernel is mounting the CD.
Is there an ABOOT switch I can pass to the kernel to force it to
use the Serial port??

Thanks in advance for any help you can render

Ken Kulink

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