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Old 03-17-2004, 06:49 AM   #1
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gentoo install: untarring Stage 3 problems


Hey

I'm trying to install Gentoo 2004.0. Have got the the stage of downloading stage3-athlon-xp-20040218.tar.bz2.

When I do:
# tar -xvjpf stage3-athlon-xp-20040218.tar.bz2

I get problems:

"tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors".

Does anyone have any ideas?

Also, where should I be untarring to? I'm doing it to what i think is / but the install manual say to and and mount some stuff to /mnt/gentoo. Should I be untarring into /mnt/gentoo?

Thanks
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Old 03-17-2004, 09:36 AM   #2
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you should mount your root partition (e.g. /dev/hda1) on /mnt/gentoo , then untar to /mnt/gentoo , then chroot bash to /mnt/gentoo and continue from there.

As for the error, do you get any "previous errors" ? or is that the only error you get ?
 
Old 03-17-2004, 10:29 AM   #3
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OK, i'll try that now.

What does "chrooting" mean?

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Old 03-17-2004, 11:40 AM   #4
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When you change root to a directory, you are getting "inside" that directory which will become your root.

e.g. when you chroot /bin/bash to be /mnt/gentoo, the directory /mnt/gentoo will become / for /bin/bash

this will allow configuration processes to reference e.g. /etc instead of /mnt/gentoo/etc

chroot is also handy for FTP accounts, when you want to "lock" users into their own home directories, since their home directories will become / for them, they cannot go anywhere else in the system.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 01:22 PM   #5
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Ah. I was actually just thinking of a way to lock someone in a specific directory on my conputer. That seems like a good way to do it. Thanks.

I have now installed Gentoo but I'm having some problems mounting my CD rom. When I installed, I had a "/dev/cdroms/cdrom0" but that is no longer is /dev. This means that I cant mount stuff.

Any ideas on what the problem could be?

Thanks
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Old 03-17-2004, 08:24 PM   #6
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Are you using Devfs ? if so it should be /dev/cdroms/cdrom0, otherwise, look under /dev/ide. you might see it there.

I have /dev/cdroms/cdrom0, /dev/hdc, and /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd all for my cdrom drive.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 11:45 AM   #7
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Hey,

I don't have /dev/cdroms/cdrom0. The cdroms folder is empty.
I don't hvae /dev/hdc either.
/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/ is also empty.

I have no idea what I did to screw everything up. It didn't work as soon as I rebooted after my install.

Any more suggestions?

Thanks
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Old 03-20-2004, 07:35 AM   #8
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try browsing your kernel config, you might have missed ATA / IDE devices or something.
 
Old 03-21-2004, 01:52 PM   #9
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Re: gentoo install: untarring Stage 3 problems

Quote:
Originally posted by hamish
When I do:
# tar -xvjpf stage3-athlon-xp-20040218.tar.bz2

I get problems:

"tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors".

Does anyone have any ideas?
In my experience this is caused by either a faulty download (run md5sum on the file and see if it's the same as on the server you d/l from) or a faulty target filesystem.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 04:09 PM   #10
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Fixed!

Hey, I found out that it would only work when I had the ide-scsi module loaded. I didn't realise that this would affect the situation.

Hamish
 
Old 09-27-2004, 02:52 PM   #11
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Can you tell me how load the iel-scsi module?

Can you tell me how load the ide-scsi module,please?
I do not know how...
Help me I have your same error!!

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