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Hey, I'm new here. My computor experience is fairly limited. I have decided to experiment linux on an old computor that was going to be disposed of so the stakes are low if I've already screwed something up. I believe the computor has an amd k6 processor and 516mb of ram. I formatted the hard drive and I've begun to install PClinuxOS. Not long into the boot I get this message:
Error Unable to mount loopfile system. Commands were:
mount -r -t squashfs/dev/loop/0 initrd/loopfs
Dropping you into a limited shell
I appreciate any hints, and the unintimidating environment you've provided for newbies like me!
Looks like there was a problem mounting a filesystem from the CD-ROM. Did you check the MD5SUM of the ISO image that you downloaded to make sure it did not get corrupted? At the limited shell you can run the two commands it printed out and see if you get an exact error message -- they are:
losetup /dev/loop0 initrd/cdrom/livecd.sqfs
mount -r -t squashfs /dev/loop0 initrd/loopfs
I note you have an extra / in the /dev/loop0 in the second command that you've posted (I've removed it here in my post). All systems I'm familiar with use /dev/loop0 as the loopback device, not /dev/loop/0. If this is really what the install routine is trying to execute, it may be a bug -- that's why I suggest trying it by hand.
Thanks for the help. I believe it is actually 512 mb of ram that I have (like I said, limited computor experience ). At any rate I shifted gears and now I'm typing to you from DSL. I think I'll fool around with this for a while.