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Old 09-24-2004, 09:06 PM   #1
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Gentoo Stage Extraction Help


I'm trying to install Gentoo for the first time and when I try to extract my stage tarball I get thousands and thousands of errors (the file could not be opened type). I'm using a LiveCd and I'm using this command to extract the stage tarball.

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tar -xvjpf /mnt/cdrom/stages/stage<your stage>.tar.bz2
What's going on?
 
Old 09-24-2004, 09:26 PM   #2
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anybody?
 
Old 09-24-2004, 09:35 PM   #3
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Looks like you didn't mount your devices.
Fierst do:

# swapon /dev/hdax
# mount /dev/hdax /mnt/gentoo
# mkdir /mnt/gentoo/boot
# mount /dev/hdax /mnt/gentoo/boot
# cd /mnt/gentoo

...next untar your tarball(stage 2 might be a better choice if your new with this).
 
Old 09-24-2004, 09:39 PM   #4
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I'm doing a stage 3. I believe I mounted everything, I guess I should check
 
Old 09-25-2004, 11:51 PM   #5
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are you sure that you have the name of the file right?
My stage that I downloaded had this file name: "stage1-x86-2004.2.tar.bz2"

On my x86 LiveCD I have these two Stage 3 files in the stages directory:
stage3-i686-2004.2.tar.bz2
stage3-x86-2004.2.tar.bz2

So the extraction command is actually

tar -xvjpf /mnt/cdrom/stages/stage<your stage>-<your arch>-<LiveCD Version>.tar.bz2
 
  


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