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[SOLVED] Read-only file system 'target/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic' install error

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EDIT: It was a disk error
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;15056973 
I can't believe it, it looks like it was the disc or ISO the whole time.
Just recently I received a 60GB 5400RPM IDE laptop HDD completely free from the school. I decided to prepare Windows XP on it so I could dual boot and be able to use CorelDraw x5 (can't on Linux) on the go, and that went totally fine. Then I put in my Xubuntu boot disk. Same error.

I'm redownloading the ISO and preparing another disk at the moment. Right now I'm fairly dismayed. Looks like that 60GB HDD from the Swap Meet may indeed have been working just fine, and I now have two spare IDE laptop HDDs. I could've been enjoying a faster HDD and more responsive OS since mid summer.

I'm trying to install Xubuntu onto a 60GB 5400RPM 2.5" IDE HDD I just received (no more 4200RPM madness!), but the install seems to always error at this point during "copying files to hard disk" (or one other point earlier I believe).

Faulty CD perhaps? Or is the installation failed warning telling the truth about a faulty HDD? (It was shipped to me packaged very well with much padding,so I doubt it....).
I'll burn another CD (and a rewritable one... I'm running out of CDs) tomorrow and see if the CD is the problem - but in the meantime I want to know if anyone has ever experienced this/how they solved the problem

Doing some google research apparently one person fixed it by swapping the DVD drive. No go for me, it's a laptop; plus other CDs with other Linux distro installs on them have worked fine before.
Edited by xd_1771 - 9/24/11 at 11:05pm
post #2 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771;14411468 
I'm trying to install Xubuntu onto a 60GB 5400RPM 2.5" IDE HDD I just received (no more 4200RPM madness!), but the install seems to always error at this point during "copying files to hard disk" (or one other point earlier I believe).

Faulty CD perhaps? Or is the installation failed warning telling the truth about a faulty HDD? (It was shipped to me packaged very well with much padding,so I doubt it....).
I'll burn another CD (and a rewritable one... I'm running out of CDs) tomorrow and see if the CD is the problem - but in the meantime I want to know if anyone has ever experienced this/how they solved the problem

Doing some google research apparently one person fixed it by swapping the DVD drive. No go for me, it's a laptop; plus other CDs with other Linux distro installs on them have worked fine before.

Never seen that happen before. It could be a bad ISO or a bad burn. Before committing another CD to it, be sure and check the MD5 sum.
post #3 of 6
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Not a bad ISO (checked that MD5 sum). Trying another CD now.
post #4 of 6
well from all my understanding of how things work in linux, if it detects a problem on the harddrive, it will switch the filesystem to read only to prevent damage to the filesystem.

typically rebooting will solve this problem, but since it is happening on the install, i would honestly say something is wrong with the cd you used to install with, a bad iso image (but since you already ruled that out), i would move on next to the harddrive.

i'm not a 100% sure, but xubuntu should come with the drive utility program which can detect the smart status and run smart test to determine if there is an error on the harddrive itself (you can run this from the livecd).

i would run those test or at least check the status if all seems fine, i would reburn on the lowest speed to a new cd, and recreate the filesystem on said drive, and then try to reinstall.

if that doesn't take care of the problem, i would look into to see if there is a way to boot from a usb on this system, and install from there, as i would say the rom drive is bad. if it continues with the usb, i would seriously consider something wrong with the harddrive tho.
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post #5 of 6
having the exact same problem as he is except its on Zorin OS 5 - i see it happened to you on a laptop also - I'm using a Dell Latitude - I will check my hard drive for any errors and come back.
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I can't believe it, it looks like it was the disc or ISO the whole time.
Just recently I received a 60GB 5400RPM IDE laptop HDD completely free from the school. I decided to prepare Windows XP on it so I could dual boot and be able to use CorelDraw x5 (can't on Linux) on the go, and that went totally fine. Then I put in my Xubuntu boot disk. Same error.

I'm redownloading the ISO and preparing another disk at the moment. Right now I'm fairly dismayed. Looks like that 60GB HDD from the Swap Meet may indeed have been working just fine, and I now have two spare IDE laptop HDDs. I could've been enjoying a faster HDD and more responsive OS since mid summer.
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