Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Error splicing file: Input/output error : The Final Solution

This error appears to be a very common one on many Linux boxes. I, especially, faced it many times.

Now, this problem can have many sources, not just one. So, I will try to register all the sources of error and the proposed solutions. This will be a work in progress, and I will keep updating it as I find new problems/solutions.

What is this error?

This error shows up when trying to copy a file from some place to the other, especially involving ext4 filesystems.

Possible sources of error:

  • Corrupt file
  • Bad sector in HDD

Proposed solutions

  1. For corrupt files, this seems to be a sure-shot solution:
sudo apt-get install gddrescue
ddrescue /media/dcrom/VoyagerS01E01.avi foo.avi foo.log

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