PS3 Alternate Installer: screed of write errors to sr0 on boot

Bug #289967 reported by Dan Munckton on 2008-10-27
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu PS3 Port
debian-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Using the PS3 alternate installer disk, after typing "install" at the boot prompt screen clears then the very next thing I see is a "write" error message referencing /dev/sr0. The message is repeated 10 or more times over about 5 seconds and honestly looks as if the installer is broken. However the install does continue fine after this.

These are the messages extracted from syslog post install:

Oct 24 18:05:36 kernel: [ 5.036062] end_request: I/O error, dev sr0, sector 1303088
Oct 24 18:05:36 kernel: [ 5.036214] Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 325772

Dan Munckton (munckfish) wrote :

Need to capture the actual error message, and attach logs.

Changed in ubuntu-ps3-port:
status: New → Incomplete
Dan Munckton (munckfish) on 2008-10-28
Changed in ubuntu-ps3-port:
importance: Undecided → Low
Dan Munckton (munckfish) on 2008-10-28
description: updated
Dan Munckton (munckfish) wrote :

Actual error messages now in the description. Installer syslog attached.

Changed in ubuntu-ps3-port:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in debian-installer:
status: New → Confirmed

I had that too. At first I thought it was my PS3 screwing up. But then I thought it was my CD media, so I burned another CD. Still failed. So I was like hey, I installed yellow dog, fedora core 10 on a dvd, so I burned ubuntu 8.10 onto a DVD and it worked!

So just burn ubuntu onto a dvd and you shouldn't receive any more write error messages.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

These are likely due to bad installation media:

Oct 24 18:05:36 kernel: [ 6.572003] Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 325772
Oct 24 18:05:36 kernel: [ 6.836004] sr 0:0:0:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE,SUGGEST_OK
Oct 24 18:05:36 kernel: [ 6.836004] sr 0:0:0:0: [sr0] Sense Key : Medium Error [current]
Oct 24 18:05:36 kernel: [ 6.836004] sr 0:0:0:0: [sr0] Add. Sense: L-EC uncorrectable error

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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