SATA HDD Dockning station write errors

I own an old USB3-to-SATA dockstation like this

The problem the docking station don’t work well with Ubuntu 18.04. It’s connected via USB 3. The disk show up but if a try to write something to the SATA disk I get “Buffer I/O error on dev sdb3, logical block 121675008, lost async page write” from dmesg. In windows 10 I don’t have this problem.

I have search if anyone have a solution but find nothing. I guess my SATA docking station is an unusual type.

If anyone have any clue what I can do to troubleshot write a comment.

lsusb output for the device.
Bus 002 Device 007: ID 0525:3102 Netchip Technology, Inc. lsusv -v output

Ubuntu on NVMe SSD, many errors after ‘apt upgrade’


  • Did update BIOS (MB: Asus Z390-F)
  • Did update NVMe SSD firmware (Samsung 970 EVO Plus, 500G)
  • Did run memtest86 for hours (after the problems happened: is OK)
  • The MB (motherboard) has nothing else (no CD, no graphic card…)

Ubuntu install ( The SSD was supposed to be dedicated to Ubuntu 18.04 )

  • Installed fresh Ubuntu 18.04.3
  • Selected “Update while installing” + “Install 3rd party drivers…”
  • Did manual partitioning, all ext4 (then tried also “Erase disk and install”)
  • → Install had a “crash”, is “sorry” and “click to reboot”

So, tried again, the whole thing, without “Update while installing” & “Install 3rd party drivers…” (removed the network to be sure)

  • this time it went through
  • Then did apt update ; apt upgrade
  • Reboot
  • Then after a while, using Ubuntu GUI, suddenly pages and pages of that

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get displayed. Had to reset the PC.

My thoughts were for the NVMe SSD… but…

Windows 10 trial-install. So I installed Windows 10 (the free ISO) to confirm the problem is the SSD (Samsung supports only Windows)

  • taking the whole disk,
  • creating as many partitions as what was on Ubuntu
  • did the MS updates
  • did a stress test on all partitions, copying files over and over, filling the partitions
  • rebooted many times
  • → No errors anywhere, nothing in the s.m.a.r.t log (Samsung magician)

Therefore, it seems hard to blame the SSD.

Ubuntu 19.04 install. Then, on the data partitions created in Windows (except the one where Windows is) I installed Ubuntu 19.04 (not 18.04), thus these parts went from ntfs to ext4.

  • All went fine
  • Did apt update && apt upgrade
  • Reboot
  • Using Ubuntu,
  • → then same as before, pages and pages of the same pic above
  • → Reboot: goes to Grub “shell”

Booting (from BIOS) to Windows is OK. Ubuntu boot goes to grub shell.

Not sure what to do next …

  • could be that the Ubuntu upgrade affects Grub (due to NVMe SSD)?
  • could be a bad SSD, but in that case why Windows has no problem?
  • both 18.04.3 and 19.04 use the kernel 5.0.x, could that be linked to the problem?

vmware player fails to install but no errors given

I am trying to install VMware player onto my workstation (Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS). I’ve followed the instructions for installing from a bundle (download, chmod and sudo ./bundle_file) after which the installation process goes through a number of steps and finishes without any obvious errors. Despite there being no errors, closer scrutiny of the output seems to suggest that the installation did not actually install.

command ran as follows:

sudo ./VMware-Player-15.5.0-14665864.x86_64.bundle  Extracting VMware Installer...done. Installing VMware Player Setup 15.5.0 Copying files... Rolling back VMware Player Setup 15.5.0 Removing files... Deconfiguring... 

The attempted installation takes approx 9 seconds.

The complete installation log is as follows: /tmp/vmware-root/vmware-vmis-20775.log

2019-09-23T13:13:06.271+09:30| host-20775| I125: The process is 64-bit. 2019-09-23T13:13:06.271+09:30| host-20775| I125: Host codepage=UTF-8 encoding=UTF-8 2019-09-23T13:13:06.271+09:30| host-20775| I125: Host is Linux 4.15.0-64-generic Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS 2019-09-23T13:13:06.270+09:30| host-20775| I125: DictionaryLoad: Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory. 2019-09-23T13:13:06.270+09:30| host-20775| I125: [msg.dictionary.load.openFailed] Cannot open file "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory. 2019-09-23T13:13:06.270+09:30| host-20775| I125: PREF Optional preferences file not found at /usr/lib/vmware/settings. Using default values. 

No vmplayer command is created anywhere that I can find.

I’ve also tried downloading and running the full workstation bundle (VMware-Workstation-Full-15.5.0-14665864.x86_64.bundle). Output of the run attempt is nearly identical (only the name changes).

I’ve spent many hours crawling through Q&A forums and cannot find a similar case. Anyone know how to fix this? I need the vmplayer working asap.

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How I can install Java JRE in ubuntu. I have some errors [duplicate]

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When I try to install java JRE and using:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java

I got ok

sudo apt-get update

I got ok

sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

I got error

sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree        Reading state information... Done Package oracle-java8-installer is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'oracle-java8-installer' has no installation candidate 

Please I need help Thank you

how to fix these errors?

hey this is my log please take a look and tell me what’s really important to solve and how it is affecting on my laptop/OS because for me everything is working normally.

I have doubts about the ACPI error so check it out for me.

PS: I have the latest BIOS, i have Lenovo g50-70

00:15:11 gdm-session-wor: gkr-pam: unable to locate daemon control file 00:15:03 spice-vdagent: Cannot access vdagent virtio channel /dev/virtio-ports/com.redhat.spice.0 00:14:38 bluetoothd: Failed to set mode: Blocked through rfkill (0x12) 00:14:26 kernel: ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed \_SB.PCI0.RP05.PEGP.DD02._BCL, AE_NOT_FOUND (20181213/psparse-531) 00:14:10 kernel: Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e 

or my log

I am facing unexpected errors with my code that is for Google API location service? Please help me out

I am designing a Google API live location activity but it is facing some un wanted issues. I am sharing part of my code.

private void GetlastLocation() { if(ActivityCompat.checkSelfPermission(this, Manifest.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION)!= PackageManager.PERMISSION_GRANTED){ ActivityCompat.requestPermissions(this,new String,Request_Code); return; }

Errors while trying to install osu, ubuntu 16

I downloaded the port here:

And get this error while running sh PortOSU-13

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Have no idea whats wrong. Also when I ran this scipt at first a few folders were deleted. I didnt understand why and then found this code:

if [ ! -d "$  {PORT_WINE_PATH}" ] then mkdir -p "$  PORT_WINE_PATH" else rm -fR "$  {PORT_WINE_PATH}/data/wine" rm -fR "$  {PORT_WINE_PATH}/data/tmp" rm -fR "$  {PORT_WINE_PATH}/data/img" rm -fR "$  {PORT_WINE_PATH}/data/scripts" rm -fR "$  {PORT_WINE_PATH}/data/prefix/reg.user" rm -fR "$  {PORT_WINE_PATH}/data/prefix/drive_c/users" rm -fR "$  {PORT_WINE_PATH}/data/prefix/drive_c/windows" rm -fR "$  {PORT_WINE_PATH}/data/prefix/drive_c/Program Files" 

What am i doing wrong? Or should I show all PortOSU script?