[tex-live] installing linux tex-live 2007 spain

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 20:00:55 CET 2007

On 2/27/07, juan mari alberdi <juanmari.alberdi at ehu.es> wrote:
> Hello,
> I couldn't install the downloaded texlive 2007-live-20070212.iso
> distribution in my linux box. After launching install-tl.sh I started
> getting input-output errors such as
> grep: /mnt/cdrom/texmf/lists/scheme-basic.scheme: Input/output error
> ...

This could be a bad .iso file (was the md5sum OK?), insufficient space
on the local
disk, or disk failures.   There may be more useful information in
dmesg or /var/log/messages.

TL2007 nearly fills a CD.  My CD reader, which had never given a
problem before, failed on TL2007.  I took the cover off and cleaned up
the accumulation of dusty grease at the end of the slide (a relatively
easy thing to do) It now works fine, so I assume lack of use with
nearly full disks meant the slide travel was being limited by dried up
lubricants mixed with dust.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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