My desktop with i686 CPU is currently running macOS Mavericks and I'm trying to install Fedora 26 i386 via DVD. Unfortunately, when it boots the DVD and I select "Start Fedora-Workstation-Live 26" it returns me this error a couple of seconds later:
dracut-pre-udev: rpcbind: /run/rpcbind/rpcbind.lock: No such file or directory dracut-pre-udev: rpc.idmapd: conf_reinit: open ("(null)", 0_RDONLY) failed dracut-pre-udev: rpc.idmapd: conf_reinit: open ("(null)", 0_RDONLY) failed
Then it starts returning line after line of
Buffer I/O error on dev sr8.
After a few minutes, it does actually produce an error report:
/run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt but I haven't succeeded in moving the file to a USB drive. When I run
$ ls dev, here's what I get:
When I plug my USB drive in, the shell returns:
sd 11:0:0:0: [sdg] No Caching mode page found sd 11:0:0:0: [sdg] Assuming drive cache: write through
I thought this meant my USB drive was at
/dev/sdg/, but after entering
$ cd /dev/sdg/ it returned that it didn't exist.
I can't use the USB drive to install Fedora since computer can't boot from it. It detects the USB drive at the boot screen but it completely ignores it after that. In fact, when booting from the HDD, it treats it as a standard removable drive with nothing to boot from.
Most peculiarly, I have an old CD with Ubuntu 12.04 i686 and I booted from that, it worked perfectly fine!
Edit: I'm installing Fedora with
Fedora-Workstation-Live-i386-26-1.5.iso from a DVD-RW.
Edit #2: I previously thought that there was an issue with the optical drive in my laptop, where I was burning the ISO images to the DVD. So I used ImgBurn to find the error, and sure enough there was a power calibration area error but after a few re-tries, it successfully verified the DVD. When I booted the desktop with the DVD again, the error stil occured. I tried using a different distribution: Arch Linux, using
arch-anywhere-2.2.8-i686.iso and the shell returned similar results (
Buffer I/O error) but without the aforementioned error.
Edit #3: So far I've had three attempts of installing Fedora via Netinstall;
- I burned the ISO onto a DVD-RW and the system wasn't able to boot from it, it couldn't detect a bootable device.
- I used a brand new DVD-RW using a different optical drive. The system returned the same
rpcbind.lockerror like before, however it eventually got itself to the installation setup. There was an issue with the disk partitioning: the HDD has a size of around 450 GiB which already has Arch Linux installed as
swap, and the BIOS boot. The setup could only use the 1 GiB available space using the automatic installation, it wasn't able to delete any partition. Custom installation didn't really work either,
swaphad a bug where it was confined to a maximum of 1024 MiB where the setup rejected that parameter and required that it should be around 5 GiB. It crashed at the Advanced Custom installation, completely shutting down the installation setup.
At my third attempt, using the same DVD, the shell returned that
X2-compressed datawas corrupt. A few seconds later, kernel panic:
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
Edit #4: Now I can't login through GDM, the screen at the default GDM background. I've made a separate question on this.