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Thread: Buffer I/O error with Persistent LiveCD option

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    Default Buffer I/O error with Persistent LiveCD option

    I followed this video guide on installing BT4Pre on a USB stick for persistent changes.
    Backtrack 4 USB Install - Offensive Security

    However, when I try to boot off of it, I get the following errors.

    Code:
    end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
    and this just repeats over and over again

    This is using a 4GB OCZ usb drive and an old IBM Thinkpad T40.

    However, I can pop it in my Lenovo S10 netbook and it boots up just fine using the very same Persistent LiveCD option.


    I checked device.map and I don't have fd0 listed so I don't know why it's trying to look for it.

    and yes, I did install grub with the "--no-floppy" option



    /EDIT --

    Okay, nevermind. I feel like an idiot. All I had to do was disable legacy floppy support in the T40's BIOS and it works fine now.

    but that's the solution if anyone else ever comes upon it

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    Default Thanks to post the solution for this issue!!!

    I had exactly the same error than you and I could manage to solve it reading your post.


    Thanks a lot
    Gorka

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    I had the same problem and your solution worked just fine. Thank you

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    Thumbs up Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by jkroeder View Post
    /EDIT --

    Okay, nevermind. I feel like an idiot. All I had to do was disable legacy floppy support in the T40's BIOS and it works fine now.

    but that's the solution if anyone else ever comes upon it
    Worked like a charm! thanks a lot for the info...

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