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Old 04-02-2009, 03:44 AM   #1
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InstallPkg Error #2


I am trying to install Slackware 11 and RTLinux 3.2 (we are standardising on these for the moment) on a clean new PC with a 80gig SATA harddisk from a DVD disk and drive.

When I had to partition the harddisk I had to specify "cfdisk /dev/sda" for the installation to see the harddisk. I partitioned it into 40gig, 20gig, and 20gig swap.

Everything went well until it wanted to read from the DVD disk where it displayed "InstallPkg Error #2". It say that the *tgz files are corrupted and there is some media error. This disk had been used succesfully for installation on other PCs.

In the meantime I pulled out an old PC with an IDE hardisk and the same DVD drive. The installation of slackware was succesful without any problems.

Can anyone please advise what I can do to solve this problem.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 03:49 AM   #2
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Did u used the same DVD Drive or same DVD.

Most of the times when such a error occurs, we have to replace the Disk cos even a small damage on the disk can corrupt a package i.e drive wont be able to read the package info correctly so it gives a error **** package corrupted.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 05:02 AM   #3
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It is the same DVD disk and DVD drive.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 05:29 AM   #4
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Just to add.

I took the IDE harddisk from the old PC (pre-2003) and installed it into the new PC, and disconnected the SATA harddisk.

I get the same InstallPkg Error #2 message when it want to do the installation from the DVD disk after the "setup" configuration.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 05:32 AM   #5
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As far as i think its got nothing to do with the hard disk.

Package error comes when the media has a problem.
 
  


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