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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:08 am    Post subject: input output error while pinging and fdisk [solved] Reply with quote

i downloaded install-amd64-minimal-20150709.iso and tried to install gentoo, networking worked fine, ping worked, traceroute gave input output error. i read about the error and some write that it could be a hardware problem but i am installing on esx5.1i and there are lots of other machines so i doubt it is hardware. tried fdisk with same result.
some recomended to install gentoo from http://www.sysresccd.org/Download
but on this iso i can't even ping, it gives:
Code:
zsh: input/output error: ping

is the problem occuring because i am using a 64bit iso or is it something else?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe this is a dumb question, but are you sure your gateway is properly configured? Try issuing a 'route' command to verify....
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i tried another disk installation install-x86-minimal-20150728.iso and there i managed to fdisk but mkswap command produces the input/output error. i reduced the swap partition from 2GB to 512 MB but still input/output error.
is it something to do with the esxi5.1, perhaps there is a working iso that i am missing ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure your architecture is set properly on your vm? Are you booting to a gentoo cd of the same type (i.e. 64bit mode for a 64bit system)? It really sounds like an architecture issue.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well you are right. it was linux (other) kernel 2.6.x 64bit. i tried the admin cd amd64 with linux (other) 64bit but still reach a point where the error occured.
i then tried the rescue cd with linux (other) kernel 2.4.x 64bit and i was finally able to install gentoo.
i guess gentoo have not been able to fix the live cd throughout the years.
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