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Old 01-01-2005, 08:28 PM   #1
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UT2004 Install Issue


Hi people,

Well I was given my brand spanking new linux versions of Doom3 and UT2004 over Xmas. The former worked fine and have been scaring myself but shooting lots!! The latter is posing a real headache. Can anyone shed any llight please?

System is Fedora Core 2 running kernel 2.6.8-1.521 and running Gnome
NVidia drivers 6629 for a GeForce 4200Ti

Ran the linux-installer (as suing to root) from the DVD and ensured the DVD was mounted at /export/cdrom the same as in /etc/fstab.
The installer kicks off correctly and asks for the install dir etc... and starts copying. However, at various random points the entire system freezes with a variation of the mouse and keyboard work but do not interact with the desktop. The only solution is to cold reboot the system.

During various retries I have tried the following with no success:
1) Set an env variable TMPDIR to something other than /tmp
2) Set an env variable SETUP_CDROM to point to the same directory as shown in /etc/fstab
3) Changed the permissions of all /dev/nvidia devices to 666

On occasions the freezing will occur some 2-3 minutes after the installation failure. Thus, I can see the following errors in the console window:

Cant copy write error ut_terrain.utx (not exact wording but snese of the error)
setup.sh: line 262: 3090 Segmentation Fault "$setup" "$@"

Line 262 refers to the setup_gtk process which may give a clue?

Any help very much appreciated!!

The Phantom
 
Old 01-01-2005, 09:15 PM   #2
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Had this one :
"Cant copy write error ut_terrain.utx (not exact wording but snese of the error)
setup.sh: line 262: 3090 Segmentation Fault "$setup" "$@""

It was media error. I just burned ISO at lower speed (24x maximum!)
 
Old 01-01-2005, 09:21 PM   #3
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Cheers for the reply so quickly....

Just to be clear, you are suggesting that the DVD I have purchased from tuxgames is faulty?

If you can confirm this then it is going back and they can send me another one!

Cheers for the response.

The Phantom
 
Old 01-01-2005, 09:22 PM   #4
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Sounds similar to problems I had with this installer, are you by any chance running the installer from a kde desktop ? if so, try it from the text console or a different window manager, My experience was that it would fail at random points during the install process under KDE.

HTH (happy gaming and New Year)

Mad.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 09:27 PM   #5
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Sorry, never bought anything for Open Source. That's why it is Open Source, is it not?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 01:24 PM   #6
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I just picked up UT2004 a day ago, but I didn't run into any issues installing it on Slackware 10.

I did notice that during the install(started from a xterm with: sh installer.sh) it would try to remount the dvd for each CD# folder that it was trying to install at the time. I did not have to export any variables like so many have had to do. I just put the dvd in and mounted as root then changed to it as a normal user and started the install. I installed to my home directory.

My mount point for my dvd drive is /mnt/cdrom

I have read in some posts on these forums that supermount will cause problems.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=164811

Here is a quote from the above thread:
Quote:
Ok those having issues with the dvd version, like me, I found a solution after digging thru these posts. The installer is looking for "/mnt/cdrom" but I do not mount my cdrom dvd under /mnt any longer, it is now in /media. So I su'd and created "/mnt/cdrom" and mounted my dvd player there. Problem solved.
My fstab does not auto mount cd/dvd drives so I don't use an automouter, it may be the cause of your problems.

Last edited by hanzerik; 01-03-2005 at 01:26 PM.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 01:39 PM   #7
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Here is my fstab for 2.4 kernel on DVDRW Optorite
/dev/sr1 /mnt/DVDRW auto noauto,users,ro 0 0
For curiosity sake I Installed it on Slackware 10.
I ran
#chmod 666 /dev/sr*
#chmod 666 /dev/hdc*
#mount /mnt/DVDRW
#cd /mnt/DVDRW
#sh linux-installer.sh
Everything went smoothly, full dvd.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 04:23 AM   #8
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Will look into having another fiddle with it...

I use autofs for normal quick mounting although for this install I did su and mount. Yet because autofs is still running I have to mount to /export/cdrom.

Thus, things I shall try:

1. /etc/init.d/auofs stop
2. mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
3. run the install script using the bourne shell rather than bash (seen that most people use this and this may make some difference)

Let you know...

The Phantom
 
Old 01-04-2005, 10:50 AM   #9
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I had trouble installing for the DVD also.

My disk kept crapping out on random files about 1/2 way through the install. I was able to get it to install by copying the entire DVD to the HDD drive, typing "export SETUP_CDROM=/path/on/HDD", then running the installer exactly as I would as though it were on the DVD.

This of course requires you to have about 10 GB to play with, not everyone has that. I would suggest if you have two physical hard disk in your machine that you copy the DVD to a different physical drive than the install directory, just to save install time. I wasn't able to do this myself, so no big deal.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 04:34 PM   #10
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Well ... have not tried to copy the DVD over yet (10GB is alot and will take a while so probably the weekend).

Anyway, tried the steps posted and what resulted was the installer got a little further on then the machine rebooted on its own. Nothing in the syslog at all to say why and no reason that I can find. Thus, still none the wiser. Any idea what causes a sudden reboot on a linux machine?
 
Old 01-04-2005, 04:56 PM   #11
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Remember, if you are installing as root you need the entire space (5.5 GB) available on your / or /usr partitions... Many people have small / and /usr partitions... I'd check that just in case...
 
Old 01-04-2005, 05:35 PM   #12
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Cheers for that.... but have checked them both.

Installing to /usr which is 15GB and / is 800MB so plenty of temp space ...

Any other suggestions I am all ears!!!!
 
Old 01-04-2005, 05:48 PM   #13
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yeah,...

install from a command line console or runlevel 3...
Not as pretty, but it may work better.
 
Old 01-04-2005, 07:01 PM   #14
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perhaps I'm lazy about it?

I just used konqueror for most of my work, I just did an "alt+f2" then "kdesu konqueror" when konqueror came up I split it into two windows, one being my root home, the other the DVD, I just drag and dropped all the files/directories into a UT_install folder. From there I hit f4 to bring up a terminal already belonging to root since konqueror belonged to root, did my "export SETUP_CDROM=/home/UT_install" then simply typed "sh ./UT_install/linuxinstall.sh" whatever it was named, the tab key is my friend. My install directory is still sitting there incase I need it for something, but I doubt I will.
 
  


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