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Old 04-09-2003, 01:58 PM   #1
kristyx
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Unhappy vector linux soho 3.2 installation troubles


hey. i downloaded the vector soho 3.2 iso and burned it on cd.

i successfully managed to boot from cd and started the installation. it checked the the files for errors and everything and i managed to get to the actual installation process.

press enter, wait a couple of secs as it tries to install and suddenly everything stops and i get the message

"bzip2: data integrity error when decompressing... it is possible that the compressed file(s) have become corrupted. you can use the -tvv option to test integrity of such files. you can use the bzip2recover program to attempt to recover data from undamaged sections of corrupted files. /usr/bin/linux: cannot create /mnt/partition/etc/fstab: directory non-existent"

i have no idea why. the iso burned alright and when it did the file error checking before the installation, everything was perfect.

any clues?
 
Old 04-09-2003, 03:33 PM   #2
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Did you check the md4sums yourself after you burned the iso?

This is better than the internal check you refer to...sounds like a bad iso to me at first glance, doing an md5 check will make sure.
 
Old 04-09-2003, 03:48 PM   #3
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I agree with the previous post. The best way to check integrity is the next version of md4sum - md5sum
 
Old 04-09-2003, 07:37 PM   #4
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checked the md5 thingie and it's all good.

has anyone ever tried installing vector?
 
Old 04-10-2003, 12:32 AM   #5
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Yes. I've installed 3.2 SOHO on 2 machines. No problem. Have you checked that your cd is clean and free of scratches etc? Can you try it on another machine?
 
Old 04-25-2003, 02:21 AM   #6
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It's sounds like the ISO image didnt burn correctly, maybe you should try using a slower speed... Also I recommend using Vector 3.2 and then downloading and installing KDE 3.1.1 seperate, if you are looking for a more stable machine... I my self have had many troubles using SoHo... I have found it to also be cluttered with lots of unnessary software that most people generally dont use... But of course thats just my opinion? Good Luck!
 
  


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