I'm new to Arch. The other day, I downloaded the ISO mentioned in the subject
line. I remastered the image, because I needed some extra programs. I'm
blind. I added a screenreader and a text-to-speech engine to the ISO,
so that I could have spoken feedback during the install. I also added
alsa-utils, alsa-lib, and a few miscellaneous packages.
I burned the CD and booted the system. Arch started talking to me, and
everything seemed ok.
After a few minutes, I started noticing strange behavior. The system froze
when I tried to execute a command.
For instance, after typing "ps" at the bash prompt, the system locked up.
It was unable to load the ps executable or one of its shared libraries from
the CD. Sometimes, it would print the message "input-output error", and
return to a working bash prompt. I could hear my CD-ROM drive clicking whenever
it tried to load the executable. It just sat there for five or more minutes,
spinning and clicking.
I also noticed that Arch is writing data to its unionfs. Most of the data
seems to be written to /var/log. Should a live CD be writing to logfiles?
My problems could be caused by one of several things.
1. A broken CD-ROM drive. (I doubt it, because the drive is 3 weeks old).
2. A mistake while remastering the ISO.
3. Some sort of error from the original ISO.
Has anyone else had trouble with this image? If not, then the issue must
be caused by my hardware or personal configuration.