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I am trying to install gentoo onto my desktop. I've downloaded x86 minimal install cd and verified its integrity. When I boot and choose 'gentoo', it comes till choosing keyboard and the tries to mount devices and gives the following error.
>> Mounting squashfs filesystem
mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on /newroot/mnt/livecd failed: Invalid argument
!! Failed to $1; failing back to the shell...
/bin/ash: can't access tty; job control turned off
I'm put in to shell after this.
Did 'dmesg | tail' and found the following lines interesting.
EXT4-fs: Update your userspace programs to mount using ext4
EXT4-fs: ext4dev backwards compatibility will go away by 2.6.31
SQUASHFS error: Major/Minor mismatch, older Squashfs 3.1 filesystems are unsupported
I haven't use the Gentoo livecds for ages, maybe you have hit some strange bug.
You can use virtually any livecd that you like. Just boot on command line mode, of if in X, launch an xterm and follow the handbook just like how you would do with the Gentoo livecd. It's the same, the livecd that you use makes no difference.
Thanks guys, even the GUI is up and am posting from it. Even walkeran seems to have got gentoo installed. Now that it is confirmed that the problem was indeed a bug, we will leave it to gentoo devs to fix it for future users.
Btw, don't mistake me for marketing, but if anybody wants quick, realtime support, do make a habit to visit gentoo irc channel #gentoo on irc.freenode.net
P.S: I'm not finding Solved/Close button in Thread tools to close it. Mods may close this thread.