web browsing and install

Asked by shyster on 2006-03-17

I have just installed ubuntu and got a buffer i/o error at sdb1 durring instal. I have reinstalled it twice with the same error. I explored in the operating system and found that the web browser will not resolve most ALL of the sites that I go to. I can download updates. View my router through a web page ( ping myself, ping my router, come to this site, but not go to google or my homepage for instance. Is this an IPv6 issue? Or is it something that happened in the install? I am eager to start using a Linux based system, but this is quite frustrating. Any help anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all for your time, and the support that you offer.

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Mike Perry (mike.perry) said : #1

What is sdb1? Typically "sd" devices are SCSI, however many other devices such as USB drive would show up like that as well. Are you installing on a USB drive or SCSI or perhaps something else?
Do you have the full output of the error?

Daniel Nascimento (nascimento) said : #2

Good questions, Shyster...

LetÅ› take it in parts, like old-frined-Jack, okay?

First - If you're conecting to your Router trough DHCP, the Ubuntu will try to put the nameservers (DNS) just like his IP (usually, but that choice doesn't work for me - i guess for u too.

Try to put them manually and save a profile in your Network Settings..
step by step:.

- System - Administration - Networking -
- Give your PASS (guess you're in SUID list, right?)

Now, choose the label DNS.

- remove the DNS (Exemple)
- Add your correct DNS over there..

Click on the Right-Upper Icon - SAVE and choose a name for your profile (mine is HOME)
Then, everytime you boot your machine, just tell Uuntu to laod-up this little info.

I don't know exacly why, but when I put my DNS on my router, he doesn't seems to request any querry about DNS... well ...

That's another forun-story...

Oh yeah... about the i/o error... geez man. What have u done with you hardisk? lol...
Have u tested with another Gnu/Linux? Same problem?
If u can, put all erros found about that over here, including fsck results please.

See yah! ;-)

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