[olug] SCO UNIX/LINUX help needed

olug at wjjeep.com olug at wjjeep.com
Thu Jan 12 19:45:45 UTC 2006

On Thu, Jan 12, 2006 at 08:35:27PM +0100, Charles Bird wrote:
> I am trying to copy some files from a UNIX app that is very important and the usual command to do this is not working as I "planned"
> #cp /mnt/cdrom/filename.z /var/holdingtank/  <-- thats what i type and I get this after about 30 seconds...
> cp: reading '/mnt/cdrom/filename.z': Input/output error
> #
> Is there a way to get a more verbose message about the error?
> The cd I am reading is superclean on the surface, and I can cp other files off this disc, not this one though.
> These files are for a "OOOOOLLLLDDDD" SCO Open Server Box and I am cp to Slackware. 
> Any Ideas? 

Are you using a dirty cd-rom drive and/or a dirty/scratched CD?  That input/output error usually occurs when something is "corrupt."  Can you read the disc elsewhere?  Can you read that disc on another Linux machine?


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