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    Default "The disk may be damaged" error while copying files

    Hello everyone, nice to meet you I'm having some trouble installing the latest iDeneb. I also had exactly the same problems with iAtkos.

    The install DVD boots fine. I format the HD with "Disk Utility", select all the necessary patches and drivers, and start installing.

    The installation program works fine for a few seconds: it extracts several megabytes of files and creates several folders in the HD. However it reaches a point where it stops with the following error:

    "The installer is experiencing errors installing onto "leopard".
    The disk may be damaged. Please try installing on another disk."

    "leopard" is the name of the partition where I'm trying to install it.

    It's not a damaged DVD or a bad ISO. The MD5 checksum of the ISO is good (checked it before burning), and the burned DVD passes the pre-install check.

    It always stops at the same file, tapeButton_rollover.tif for Calculator.app or something like that. However, as I said, I'm pretty sure the file isn't damaged. I got exactly the same error on the same file when installing iAtkos. Selecting other kernels or other packages results in similar errors with other files.

    It might have something to do with the fact that I'm installing from an IDE DVD drive to an IDE HD drive on a board with a JMicron controller (wasn't this problematic?).

    My full specs are:

    CPU: E6600 @ 2.4 GHz
    RAM: Mushkin 2 x 1 GB
    Board: ASUS P5B (uses JMicron JMB363 controller for SATA and IDE drives)
    HDD: Maxtor 320 GB (SATA - this is not the one I'm trying to install to) and Seagate 40 GB (IDE - this is where I create the partition for Leopard. I create a full 40 GB partition).
    Video card: 7600GT based
    Audio: on-board Analog Devices chip

    Any help would be much appreciated - I've downloaded almost 8GB so far (I've tried iAtkos and iDeneb) and I still haven't had any good results.
    Last edited by SG1000; 04-19-2009 at 10:28 PM.



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    could be a bad optical drive ?

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    The drive is relatively new and works very well, and if it was broken I don't think it'd pass the disc check it does before starting to install.

    The error I get is very similar to this one:
    extracting...
    BomFileError 5: Input/output error - /Volues/mac//Applications/Automator.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/AutomatorHelp/gfx/gtstrtd.jpg
    5533 of 5533 files written in 67.28 seconds
    56752 kilobytes installed at 0.8 MB/s.
    pkgExtractor exited with error 1 while processing package '/System/Installation/Packages/System.pkg/Contents/Archive.pax.gz'
    destinationVolume is 'mac'
    Install failed: The installer is experiencing errors installing onto "mac". The disk may be damaged. Please try installing on another disk.
    Memory statistics for 'Install Failed' pane:
    Physical Memory Allocation: 156 mb wired, 117 mb trapped, 74 mb active, 2 mb inactive, 2979 mb free, 3055 mb unusable, 3328 mb total
    But the file in question is another one: it's always "tapebutton_rollover.tif", no matter if I'm trying to install iAtkos or iDeneb. Sometimes, if I choose to install other packages (such as "Additional Fonts") I get the error on other files.

    I tried installing with all drivers I needed checked, with everything unchecked, with some things checked and some unchecked... But I always get the same error on the same file

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    Quote Originally Posted by SG1000 View Post
    The drive is relatively new and works very well, and if it was broken I don't think it'd pass the disc check it does before starting to install.

    The error I get is very similar to this one:


    But the file in question is another one: it's always "tapebutton_rollover.tif", no matter if I'm trying to install iAtkos or iDeneb. Sometimes, if I choose to install other packages (such as "Additional Fonts") I get the error on other files.

    I tried installing with all drivers I needed checked, with everything unchecked, with some things checked and some unchecked... But I always get the same error on the same file
    looks like a bad hard disk ... did you try repartitioning or another hard disk ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateni View Post
    looks like a bad hard disk ... did you try repartitioning or another hard disk ?
    Yeah, I tried repartitioning with no success. I'll try checking the disk although I really doubt it's faulty.

    I have another hard disk with three partitions (one NTFS and two ext3), and 15 GB of free (unpartitioned) space. This is a SATA drive so I'm trying to install it there. However, Disk Utility refuses to create an HFS+ partition in those free 15 GB. Is there a way to do this from Windows or Linux?

    Thanks for your help.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SG1000 View Post
    Yeah, I tried repartitioning with no success. I'll try checking the disk although I really doubt it's faulty.

    I have another hard disk with three partitions (one NTFS and two ext3), and 15 GB of free (unpartitioned) space. This is a SATA drive so I'm trying to install it there. However, Disk Utility refuses to create an HFS+ partition in those free 15 GB. Is there a way to do this from Windows or Linux?

    Thanks for your help.
    Just create a raw partition in Windows or Linux without formatting it and it OSX will see it

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateni View Post
    Just create a raw partition in Windows or Linux without formatting it and it OSX will see it
    Thanks, I finally did that (create a FAT32 partition) and Disk Utility saw it and was able to format it to HFS+.

    The problem was indeed installing to an IDE hard disk, maybe combined with other things such as the JMicron controller. Installing from an IDE DVD to a partition in a SATA disk worked

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    Hi.
    I have this problem too, but i don't have any SATA drives. Only ATA Harddisks and CD-drives. I have tried installing on two different harddisks with the same result every time. I have tried repartitioning many times with different settings, but nothing seems to work. Is there anything i can do to make my ATA Harddisks work? There has never been any problems with them.

 

 

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