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I made a bootable pen drive for ubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64, now my installation failed every time with the following error

The ext4/ext3 file system creationin partition#2 of SCSI2(0,0,0)(sda) failed

I tried with ext4 and ext 3 as well.

What I tried,Created following partition

  • A boot partition /boot and give it 50GB of space, choose ext4 for the format.
  • A root partition / and give it 200GB of space and ext4 format
  • A swap partition /swap and give it 5GB of space (it will format to swap)
  • A home partition /home and give it the 500GB of the space and format it to ext4

But its failed every time,tried same with ext3 partition as well but no success.

After this i choose Ubuntu should handle the partition work that also failed with same error .

Even the below link not help me to fix the issue.

Filesystem creation fails when trying to install Ubuntu over Windows

The ext4 file system creation in partition of USB drive failed

Fixing "The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI5 (0,0,0) (sda) failed

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EDIT 1

Output of command dmesg

[ 115.322333] audit: type=1400 audit(1539844635.741:217): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" info="same as current profile, skipping" profile="unconfined" name="snap.core.hook.configure" pid=6567 comm="apparmor_parser" [ 115.525149] audit: type=1400 audit(1539844635.945:218): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" profile="unconfined" name="snap-update-ns.gnome-system-monitor" pid=6575 comm="apparmor_parser" [ 115.734850] audit: type=1400 audit(1539844636.153:219): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" profile="unconfined" name="snap.gnome-system-monitor.gnome-system-monitor" pid=6577 comm="apparmor_parser" [ 115.810202] audit: type=1400 audit(1539844636.229:220): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" info="same as current profile, skipping" profile="unconfined" name="/snap/core/4917/usr/lib/snapd/snap-confine" pid=6585 comm="apparmor_parser" [ 115.810207] audit: type=1400 audit(1539844636.229:221): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" info="same as current profile, skipping" profile="unconfined" name="/snap/core/4917/usr/lib/snapd/snap-confine//mount-namespace-capture-helper" pid=6585 comm="apparmor_parser" [ 433.021303] sda: sda1 sda2 sda3 sda4 < sda5 > [ 433.250758] Adding 4881404k swap on /dev/sda1. Priority:-2 extents:1 across:4881404k FS [ 440.560267] ata2.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 [ 440.560273] ata2.00: BMDMA stat 0x25 [ 440.560277] ata2.00: failed command: WRITE DMA EXT [ 440.560286] ata2.00: cmd 35/00:00:00:78:a5/00:04:1d:00:00/e0 tag 0 dma 524288 out res 61/04:40:d8:68:a5/04:03:1d:00:00/e0 Emask 0x1 (device error) [ 440.560290] ata2.00: status: { DRDY DF ERR } [ 440.560292] ata2.00: error: { ABRT } [ 440.563672] ata2.00: failed to read native max address (err_mask=0x1) [ 440.563675] ata2.00: HPA support seems broken, skipping HPA handling [ 445.693679] ata2.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xec) [ 445.693683] ata2.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x5) [ 445.693686] ata2.00: revalidation failed (errno=-5) [ 450.734593] ata2: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0) [ 455.715286] ata2: device not ready (errno=-16), forcing hardreset [ 455.715293] ata2: soft resetting link [ 460.915884] ata2: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0) [ 465.776389] ata2: SRST failed (errno=-16) [ 465.776400] ata2: soft resetting link [ 470.976917] ata2: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0) [ 475.803416] ata2: SRST failed (errno=-16) [ 475.803424] ata2: soft resetting link [ 481.013863] ata2: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0) [ 510.853908] ata2: SRST failed (errno=-16) [ 510.853920] ata2: soft resetting link [ 515.874825] ata2: SRST failed (errno=-16) [ 515.886236] ata2: reset failed, giving up [ 515.886240] ata2.00: disabled [ 515.886263] ata2: EH complete [ 515.886310] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 515.886316] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 CDB: Write(10) 2a 00 1d a5 78 00 00 04 00 00 [ 515.886318] print_req_error: I/O error, dev sda, sector 497383424 [ 515.886333] Buffer I/O error on dev sda2, logical block 60952320, lost async page write [ 515.886343] Buffer I/O error on dev sda2, logical block 60952321, lost async page write [ 515.886345] Buffer I/O error on dev sda2, logical block 60952322, lost async page write [ 515.886348] Buffer I/O error on dev sda2, logical block 60952323, lost async page write [ 515.886352] Buffer I/O error on dev sda2, logical block 60952324, lost async page write [ 515.886354] Buffer I/O error on dev sda2, logical block 60952325, lost async page write [ 515.886356] Buffer I/O error on dev sda2, logical block 60952326, lost async page write [ 515.886359] Buffer I/O error on dev sda2, logical block 60952327, lost async page write [ 515.886363] Buffer I/O error on dev sda2, logical block 60952328, lost async page write [ 515.886365] Buffer I/O error on dev sda2, logical block 60952329, lost async page write [ 515.886476] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 515.886479] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 CDB: Write(10) 2a 00 1d a5 7c 00 00 04 00 00 [ 515.886480] print_req_error: I/O error, dev sda, sector 497384448 [ 515.886571] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 515.886573] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 CDB: Write(10) 2a 00 1d a5 80 00 00 04 00 00 [ 515.886574] print_req_error: I/O error, dev sda, sector 497385472 [ 515.886664] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 515.886666] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 CDB: Write(10) 2a 00 1d a5 84 00 00 04 00 00 [ 515.886667] print_req_error: I/O error, dev sda, sector 497386496 [ 515.886764] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 515.886767] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 CDB: Write(10) 2a 00 1d a5 88 00 00 04 00 00 [ 515.886768] print_req_error: I/O error, dev sda, sector 497387520 [ 515.886865] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 515.886868] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 CDB: Write(10) 2a 00 1d a5 8c 00 00 04 00 00 [ 515.886869] print_req_error: I/O error, dev sda, sector 497388544 [ 515.886963] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 515.886965] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 CDB: Write(10) 2a 00 1d a5 90 00 00 04 00 00 [ 515.886966] print_req_error: I/O error, dev sda, sector 497389568 [ 515.887062] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 515.887064] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 CDB: Write(10) 2a 00 1d a5 94 00 00 04 00 00 [ 515.887065] print_req_error: I/O error, dev sda, sector 497390592 [ 515.887161] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 515.887164] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 CDB: Write(10) 2a 00 1d a5 98 00 00 04 00 00 [ 515.887165] print_req_error: I/O error, dev sda, sector 497391616 [ 515.887252] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 515.887254] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 CDB: Write(10) 2a 00 1d a5 9c 00 00 04 00 00 [ 515.887255] print_req_error: I/O error, dev sda, sector 497392640 [ 515.895151] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Read Capacity(16) failed: Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 515.895154] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Sense not available. [ 515.895343] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Read Capacity(10) failed: Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 515.895344] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Sense not available. [ 515.895479] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] 0 512-byte logical blocks: (0 B/0 B) [ 515.895481] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] 4096-byte physical blocks [ 515.895575] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is on [ 515.895576] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: ab 2a 28 ff [ 515.895930] sda: detected capacity change from 1000204886016 to 0 [ 515.901323] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Read Capacity(16) failed: Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 515.901327] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Sense not available. [ 515.901348] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Read Capacity(10) failed: Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 515.901350] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Sense not available. [ 515.901660] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off [ 515.901662] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] Mode Sense: 00 00 00 00 [ 618.129090] scsi_io_completion: 116 callbacks suppressed [ 618.129096] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 618.129101] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 CDB: ATA command pass through(16) 85 06 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e5 00 [ 1217.889362] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 1217.889368] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 CDB: ATA command pass through(16) 85 06 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e5 00 [ 1818.068632] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK [ 1818.068637] sd 1:0:0:0: [sda] tag#0 CDB: ATA command pass through(16) 85 06 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 e5 00 [ 1912.546340] R8188EU: sta recv deauth reason code(2) sta:c4:e9:84:24:7e:0c [ 1912.552931] R8188EU: indicate disassoc [ 1915.619213] R8188EU: indicate disassoc [ 1918.691319] R8188EU: indicate disassoc [ 1921.763424] R8188EU: indicate disassoc [ 1928.070991] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlx0013ef8d2c6b: link is not ready [ 1932.003793] R8188EU: indicate disassoc [ 1943.732689] R8188EU: assoc success [ 1943.742538] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlx0013ef8d2c6b: link becomes ready

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EDIT 3

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo smartctl -A /dev/sda
smartctl 6.6 2016-05-31 r4324 [x86_64-linux-4.15.0-29-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x002f   200   200   051    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  3 Spin_Up_Time            0x0027   253   178   021    Pre-fail  Always       -       2083
  4 Start_Stop_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       956
  5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   200   200   140    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  7 Seek_Error_Rate         0x002e   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
  9 Power_On_Hours          0x0032   098   098   000    Old_age   Always       -       1960
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
 11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       952
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       337
193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   188   188   000    Old_age   Always       -       37488
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   113   099   000    Old_age   Always       -       34
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0030   200   200   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count    0x0032   200   200   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate   0x0008   200   200   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
  • @george added the images as well. – subodh Oct 18 '18 at 6:51
  • Can you make sure (with sudo parted -l) your partition type is gpt and not msdos ? look for: Partition Table: gpt installer can have issues on non gpt partition. this can be fixed with program called gparted. – janmyszkier Oct 18 '18 at 7:04
  • The disk is possibly defective. Did you try to get its SMART data? – xenoid Oct 18 '18 at 7:07
  • There is a "Read Capacity(19) failed:..." error in the log. Can you open a console and post the output of dmesg? – Simon Sudler Oct 18 '18 at 7:08
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    @subodh just press menu and type "gparted" in ;) or install with apt-get install gparted – janmyszkier Oct 18 '18 at 7:23
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had to post as an answer becasue comments doesn't allow you to input images: If you open gparted, you have a menu in it. When you open View -> Device Information you should see something like: Device information

If you partition table is NOT gpt, please use (from menu) Device -> Create Partition Table : Create Partition Table

and make sure to select gpt from the dropdown.

One your disk is having gpt partition table, you should be able to install ubuntu without issues.

EDIT: However! if you look at the EDIT3 of your post (whih I didn't read before), it looks like your disk is failing. See values for Raw_Read_Error_Rate and Seek_Error_Rate They are VERY high. Also some messages in dmesg indicate your drive is failing and needs replacement.

  • I dont have GPT option in my partition table – subodh Oct 18 '18 at 8:01
  • Yes, that's why I posted you should change it TO gpt. It's probably msdos now. It should be gpt. – janmyszkier Oct 18 '18 at 8:02
  • Ok I got it i have to delete all partition and then only got it. – subodh Oct 18 '18 at 8:03
  • I am getting this error when trying to format Input/output error during write on /dev/sda – subodh Oct 18 '18 at 8:13
  • updated answer, your disk is broken and needs replacement – janmyszkier Oct 18 '18 at 8:23

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