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#61
Installation / Re: [Strange I/O Error] Cannot...
Last post by ENTPRESTIGIOUS - March 25, 2024, 07:28:51 AM
Quote from: duststuff on March 25, 2024, 03:47:31 AMDoes the drive itself and/or your BIOS have any sort of security / passwords set / active? I think TPM (Trusted Platform Module) can also be an issue. And perhaps whether you are booting the UFD in legacy or UEFI mode. Disabling the fast startup in Windows may also help. Have you confirmed that the live Sparky UFD you're trying to use is bootable? That would also be worth confirming. A lot of these ideas I've just gotten from a quick online search on some key words related to this topic. Dual-booting Linux and Windows can be pretty tricky as there are multiple variables / settings and not all systems are the same, so sometimes you have to do some trial-and-error to figure things out. But I'm guessing it's highly likely this is not something specific to Sparky Linux. I think your specific target for trouble-shooting at this point is trying to figure out what is blocking access to your hard drive -- if you can figure that out, then that should help you figure out next steps. That's about all the ideas I can think of. Hope you'll be able to figure something out.

There are no passwords setup. TPM? I don't have that in BIOS but I know it's a Windows feature. It starts up as UEFI mode so I flashed it with GPT. Fast boot is disabled for the USB to work. It should be bootable and I just re-flashed the USB again. It just hangs after selecting Sparky US English with the Sparky blue background and loading infinitely. I did numerous searches on I/O error but I don't think it has to do with hardware as I've already ran crystaldiskmark and the HDD is fine. Yes, I am definitely sure that this isn't specific to Sparky Linux but I'm asking here anyways because I am not sure where else to ask. I have no clue what is blocking my drive. It's just a 2020 ASUS laptop and I barely changed any settings.

The .iso works fine on Virtualbox.

Could it be an OEM thing? I have a similar laptop to them. https://www.reddit.com/r/linux4noobs/comments/15ac3j3/why_does_asus_hate_linux_first_experience_with/

The truth is, it is very likely. I also had ACPI issues when I booted it up as well ("Asus went out of their way to make not include their bios in APCI format. essentially it means its hardcoded into windows and has to be manually patched into your linux kernel by yourself. ok, cool. Even after doing this its still very finnicky and buggy, multiple people report the quality sounding worse or cutting off at certain volumes"). So yeah, I don't think my laptop plays nice with Linux so I won't be able to install it anytime soon.
#62
Installation / Re: [Strange I/O Error] Cannot...
Last post by duststuff - March 25, 2024, 03:47:31 AM
Does the drive itself and/or your BIOS have any sort of security / passwords set / active? I think TPM (Trusted Platform Module) can also be an issue. And perhaps whether you are booting the UFD in legacy or UEFI mode. Disabling the fast startup in Windows may also help. Have you confirmed that the live Sparky UFD you're trying to use is bootable? That would also be worth confirming. A lot of these ideas I've just gotten from a quick online search on some key words related to this topic. Dual-booting Linux and Windows can be pretty tricky as there are multiple variables / settings and not all systems are the same, so sometimes you have to do some trial-and-error to figure things out. But I'm guessing it's highly likely this is not something specific to Sparky Linux. I think your specific target for trouble-shooting at this point is trying to figure out what is blocking access to your hard drive -- if you can figure that out, then that should help you figure out next steps. That's about all the ideas I can think of. Hope you'll be able to figure something out.
#63
Installation / Re: [Strange I/O Error] Cannot...
Last post by ENTPRESTIGIOUS - March 25, 2024, 02:42:18 AM
Quote from: duststuff on March 25, 2024, 01:17:18 AMIt looks like the I/O errors are for device 'sda', so you'll probably first want to confirm what device that is referring to. I'm assuming it's likely that it is the drive where you are attempting to do the dual-boot. Also, you didn't mention this, but I'm assuming the errors you're getting are during the process of trying to boot a live Sparky USB flash drive (UFD) so that you can install Sparky from there. I don't know a lot about Windows 10 and Bitlocker, but I'm assuming you're getting the errors because Bitlocker is enabled as you mentioned. If it is set up to encrypt your drive and require a password to get access to the drive, then it would make perfect sense to me that it's not going to allow anything / anyone else to access the drive, thus giving you the READ / I/O errors. If all of the above is true, then probably the next thing I would look at if I were you is how to disable Bitlocker and see if that helps. I'm not sure if it's possible to have a Linux / Windows dual-boot setup if someone wants to use Bitlocker with Windows, but I'm guessing one or more online searches on these topics would provide some helpful information. Hope some of these thoughts help and you'll figure out something that works for you.

I disabled BitLocker by turning off device encryption in update and security settings. Unfortunately, that didn't do anything and the errors still persist.
#64
Installation / Re: [Strange I/O Error] Cannot...
Last post by duststuff - March 25, 2024, 01:17:18 AM
It looks like the I/O errors are for device 'sda', so you'll probably first want to confirm what device that is referring to. I'm assuming it's likely that it is the drive where you are attempting to do the dual-boot. Also, you didn't mention this, but I'm assuming the errors you're getting are during the process of trying to boot a live Sparky USB flash drive (UFD) so that you can install Sparky from there. I don't know a lot about Windows 10 and Bitlocker, but I'm assuming you're getting the errors because Bitlocker is enabled as you mentioned. If it is set up to encrypt your drive and require a password to get access to the drive, then it would make perfect sense to me that it's not going to allow anything / anyone else to access the drive, thus giving you the READ / I/O errors. If all of the above is true, then probably the next thing I would look at if I were you is how to disable Bitlocker and see if that helps. I'm not sure if it's possible to have a Linux / Windows dual-boot setup if someone wants to use Bitlocker with Windows, but I'm guessing one or more online searches on these topics would provide some helpful information. Hope some of these thoughts help and you'll figure out something that works for you.
#65
Installation / [SOLVED Strange I/O Error] Can...
Last post by ENTPRESTIGIOUS - March 24, 2024, 11:49:21 PM
I am trying to dual-boot Sparky with Windows 10. Win 10 has Bitlocker enabled for no reason. I created a partition. My USB drive was originally flashed with Zorin using BalenaEtcher which failed to format but I used Rufus to restore it into a non-bootable USB. Then, I flashed my drive using Rufus with MBR by mistake and did it again with GPT with no errors. Then, I restarted to BIOS. I disabled fast boot so I can boot from the USB drive. However, I keep having I/O errors. I don't think it's the hard drive or USB issue since Win 10 works and the USB drive can be read.

Yes, I've tried changing SATA options and disabling secure boot but neither of them works.

Error messages (I shared with a friend on Discord that's why it's a Discord link): https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/747559265694384250/1221581061171974264/20240324_150640.jpg?ex=66131904&is=6600a404&hm=8e31866d4e243485cd56a385b2a115a91ee2e8a0d2d94b5467d5be7e0a59acf6&;
#66
Applications / k3b not installable
Last post by Splinx64 - March 24, 2024, 05:53:07 PM
Hello Sparky users,

I use Sparky Linux in a testing release.

k3b is my preferred software for cd burning.
Unfortunately I can't install or reinstall it for a lot of days. But I also can't say the exact date, since this happened.

Now I get following message, when I try to install it.

No installable version of the k3b package was found, although an entry exists in the database.
This usually indicates that the package was mentioned as a dependency but was never uploaded, that it is out of date, or that the corresponding repository is missing from Settings → Repositories.

This is the content of my sources.list.

deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ trixie main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ trixie main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ trixie-security/updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ trixie-security/updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ trixie-updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ trixie-updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
deb http://deb-multimedia.org/ trixie main non-free

What do you think, which repository is missing?
My desktop environment is MATE - ofcourse, I know, k3b needs QT-packages for running.

By the way, I have the same problem with VLC.

Can you help me?

Thank you in advance for help.
#67
Forum settings / Re: Hypnotix instalation on mi...
Last post by elish - March 19, 2024, 02:21:05 PM
It works.
Thank you! Miłego dnia
#68
Forum settings / Re: Hypnotix instalation on mi...
Last post by pavroo - March 18, 2024, 07:40:07 PM
Its installable on sisters, but there is one dependency missing on stable orion.
Fixed now, so refresh package list and try again.
#69
Forum settings / Re: Hypnotix instalation on mi...
Last post by elish - March 18, 2024, 06:11:48 PM
Hi

I also try installing Hypnotix, but get the following error:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 hypnotix : Depends: libmpv1 but it is not installable
            Recommends: youtube-dl but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Thanks for your help :)
#70
Installation / Re: cannot install ANY .deb pa...
Last post by duststuff - March 18, 2024, 03:00:22 AM
Only have time for a general answer right now. I'm assuming that you're talking about something like double-clicking on a DEB file and expecting that gdebi would open and install it, and that this has worked for you in the past on this system.

I've had this problem with a DEB file in the past and it turned out to be a dependency issue, but yours could be some other issue.

First thing you want to do is try to install the DEB file via the terminal. In this case, I would first confirm that 'debi' is the CLI (command-line interface / terminal) version of 'gdebi' (I think it is), and then use that. (You can use 'man debi' or an online search to figure out the command you need if you don't know it.) The reason for doing this is because it should give you output in the terminal about problems / warnings / errors so that you know what's going on, which will then help you know how to solve it.

If it does seem like it's a dependency issue (missing dependencies, etc.), I would first try to 'fix' missing / broken packages (I think that's what it's called). Here's the Sparky wiki section on that: https://wiki.sparkylinux.org/doku.php/fix_package .

Hope that helps and you're able to get it figured out.

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