FreeBSD Installation error
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Sat May 22 19:50:46 PDT 2004
M Prabhanjan wrote:
> I am unable to install FreeBSD on a PC that has 4GB disk space.
> I am trying to install from a CD that I bought sometime back.
> In the installation's Choose Distributions menu, I choose to install
> X-Developer and X-Kern-Developer distributions.
> I get the following error message during the installation:
> "Write failure on transfer! (wrote -1 bytes of 240640 bytes)
> [ Press enter to continue ] "
> On pressing enter, I get the following message:
> "User Confirmation Requested
> Unable to transfer the scontrib distribution from acd0c.
> Do you want to try to retrieve it again?"
> Is this due to lack of disk space (4GB) or bad sectors in the hard disk?
If you switch to the interactive shell and issue "df -h", it will tell you
how much space it used.
I've only seen this particular error when there was a hardware problem,
however. I may be remembering wrong, but I seem to remember a cheap CD-ROM
plugged into the same chain as the HDD causing this.
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