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Old 03-07-2007, 01:25 AM   #1
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Base installation on Internet - problem on installing other packages

Hi folks,

AMD64 dual core AM2 512Kx2 3800
bootloader - grub

I have installed base arch64 0.8 on Internet running "ftp-0.8-beta2-20070223x86_64 arch" CD.

Installation went through w/o problem. On reboot runlevel 3 started. After login as root, I found most command lost, such as pacman, which, locate, find, etc. Neither can I find an editor. Please advise how to get them back. How to make further installation of other packages such, Xfce4, Office, multimedia, etc.

I haven't edited /etc/fstab during installation

Its original file
# cat /etc/fstab
none   /dev/pts      devpts   defaults     0  0
none   /dev/shm    tmpfs      default      0  0

/dev/cdrom    /mnt/cd   iso9660    ro,user,noauto,unhide   0  0
/dev/dev        /mnt/cd    udf            ro,user,noauto,unhide   0  0
/dev/fd0        /mnt/f1      vfat           user,noauto                     0  0
HD partitions
/dev/sda1 /boot
/dev/sda2 /
/dev/sda3 /var
/dev/sda5 swap
/dev/sda6 /home

How to edit them on /etc/fstab

Please advise. TIA

Old 03-07-2007, 11:33 AM   #2
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nano or vim will be on your /dev/sda2 / partition.

Have you tried mounting that partition? or is 'mount' not working either?

Your best bet would be to reboot with the installation disc. Mount should be included from within the install disc's terminal. Mount the partition and chroot to it. You should then be able to edit your fstab file and add those partitions.

Old 03-08-2007, 04:08 AM   #3
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Hi extrasolar,

Tks for your advice.

Reinstalled arch64-0.8 by running "ftp-0.8-bet2-20070223x86_64 arch", downloading base packages on;

Installation went through w/o problem with OS started finally.

Login as root.
nano and vim found
ifconfig showing broadband not connected
ping -c3 failed
ping -c3 failed

Please advise which file I have to edit. TIA

# useradd -m -s /bin/bash satimis
# passwd satimis
creating user a/c

Now what shall run after broadband connected;
pacman -Syu
pacman -S xorg openssh
pacman -S kde
pacman -S mplayer mplayer-plugin xine-lib xine-ui libdvdread libdvdcss alsa-oss ---- adds multimedia support 
anything else ???
Can I run the installer using its GUI selecting packages and install them thereafter? TIA

Old 03-08-2007, 08:22 AM   #4
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Hi folks,

Further to my late posting.

I got /etc/rc.conf re-edited. Internet access is now working. Tks.

# pacman -Syu
# pacman -S xorg
X.Org has been installed to a different prefix and is modular now
Not all packages are installed by default
Your configure file needs updating
Installation went through w/o complaint.
What does it mean "X.Org has been installed ....." ?

I can't find xorg.conf

# find / -name xorg.conf
No printout.

# pacman -S exterm
# startx
Started xterm

# pacman -S xfce4
Installation went through w/o complaint

# startxfce4
-bash: startxfce4: command not found

Pls advise how to get the problems fixed. TIA



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