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"IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system" when installing SME 8 from USB

Re: "IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system" when installing SME 8 from USB
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2010, 01:18:54 AM »
BTW, I am attaching a photo I took of the exact error that occurs. Its always the same file, same error.

Please create a bug report, and attach the image there. Anything that doesn't 'just work' - create a bug report.

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Re: "IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system" when installing SME 8 from USB
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2010, 03:01:48 AM »
If you mean these options I fail to see how to do so, also the relevant bugs do not help me much:
http://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5316

I think is it detailed in this post
http://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5316#c13

and with a bit extra in comment 38 & 39
http://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5316#c38
http://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5316#c39


Still reading the other bug
It eventually takes you to the same place ie
http://wiki.contribs.org/Booting#Installer_Boot_Options
the SME8 options having been merged into that document

and the description of how to use the options here
http://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5316#c13
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Re: "IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system" when installing SME 8 from USB
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2010, 09:22:00 AM »
Yes, Mary I have noticed they all point to the same page. However I have not been able to deduce how I can exclude one drive from the installation process.

If I understood things correctly the new installer (still to be released) should have no problem anymore as it will automatically exclude drives from which the installer is run. The drives option is only to specify drive types IMHO.

Looking some more through bug 5316, perhaps this might be the clue: http://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5316#c27. It mentions the nousbstorage option, which fails on the http://wiki.contribs.org/Booting#Installer_Boot_Options page, perhaps as it might be a more general boot option (not only applicable to installer) as listed here: http://www.centos.org/docs/4/html/rhel-ig-x8664-multi-en-4/ap-bootopts.html
(although for el4 I guess most are that general that they will work in EL5 as well).
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Re: "IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system" when installing SME 8 from USB
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2010, 09:43:53 AM »
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However I have not been able to deduce how I can exclude one drive from the installation process.

Quoting from the bug report at http://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5316#c13
"The installer without anything being passed should behave identically for disks
< 10 with the exception that it won't include any device that is housed on a
drive that needs the usb-storage or spb2 module.
If you want to include drives that are on USB or firewire you must use the
drives= option and specify all drives (not just the usb/firewire drives) that
you want to use."

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The drives option is only to specify drive types IMHO.

Not according to the above text. It says list all drives you want to include. So by process of elimination (reverse logic maybe), if you list all drives except one, then that one drive is excluded.

ie
You do not actually list the drive you want to exclude.
Instead you do not list the drive you want to exclude.
Make sure you list all other drives so they are included.
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Re: "IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system" when installing SME 8 from USB
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2010, 09:48:42 AM »
Quoting from the bug report at http://bugs.contribs.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5316#c13
"The installer without anything being passed should behave identically for disks
< 10 with the exception that it won't include any device that is housed on a
drive that needs the usb-storage or spb2 module.
Yes, but that is after the rework of the installer, which is not released AFAIK, the bug is still in NEW state, so that will not work with the current ISO.
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Re: "IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system" when installing SME 8 from USB
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2010, 12:12:18 PM »
cactus

As I'm reading it (I have not tried it), the command line will allow you to include all drives (to install the OS to) except the USB boot/install drive (which has the install iso on it), which can be performed now (on sme8) before the next iso release.
So the lack of inclusion of the install USB drive in the switch, will exclude it (stop the installer trying to install the OS onto it).

Do you not read it that way ?
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Re: "IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system" when installing SME 8 from USB
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2010, 06:14:12 PM »
If you have three hard drives (hda,hdc,sda) with sda being your usb  drive you are trying to install from you can install using either of these startup lines:

sme drives=hda,hdc
sme exclude=sda

The installer changes that include these options should be part of the 7.5.1 and 8.0b6 ISOs.  There is an update to the installer that will be part of the next ISOs that will automatically exclude any drive that contains the install media or ks files.
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Re: "IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system" when installing SME 8 from USB
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2010, 04:27:04 AM »
If you have three hard drives (hda,hdc,sda) with sda being your usb  drive you are trying to install from you can install using either of these startup lines:

sme drives=hda,hdc
sme exclude=sda

The installer changes that include these options should be part of the 7.5.1 and 8.0b6 ISOs.  There is an update to the installer that will be part of the next ISOs that will automatically exclude any drive that contains the install media or ks files.

I tried "sme drives=hdb" (my sdd harddrive is hdb) but it didn't work. Will try "sme exclude=sda" when I have access to my box on Monday.

Any idea on when the next ISOs will come out???

Thanks so much for all the help/discussion so far!

Re: "IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system" when installing SME 8 from USB
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2010, 03:09:52 AM »
I tried both "sme exclude=sda" and "sme exclude=sda,sda1" but installation still ends with the same error. Is there anything else I can do? Or do I have to wait for the next release?

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Re: "IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system" when installing SME 8 from USB
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2010, 03:49:16 AM »
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What CD iso release version are you using ?
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Re: "IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system" when installing SME 8 from USB
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2010, 06:39:52 AM »
avamk

What CD iso release version are you using ?

Latest SME 8.0 beta 6 ISO.

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Re: "IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system" when installing SME 8 from USB
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2010, 01:07:11 PM »
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Latest SME 8.0 beta 6 ISO.

This thread implies that should work, so please lodge a bug report.
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