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Old 11-20-2003, 03:30 PM   #1
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gentoo install


I'm trying to install gentoo onto a seperate partition on my harddrive. I got to the point to where I got the partition formatted ext 3 and all of that, but then I hit a hang up. when i unpack the file (i'm doing a stage 3 install by the way) it always tells me it runs out of room. the actual code looks something like this

tar -xvjpf <name of file>

<bunch of typical correct responses>
<some file> can not be written. only wrote xx of xx to disk
<some file> can not be written. only wrote 0 of xx to disk

then it just keeps saying the zero thing again. Anyone had this problem or know how to fix it??
 
Old 11-20-2003, 03:38 PM   #2
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How to get good answers with your questions about Linux

# How are the hard drives partitioned
fdisk -l

# How much free/used drive space
df -h
 
Old 11-22-2003, 03:33 PM   #3
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heres how my hard drive is partitioned. 2 is rh9 3 is where gentoo is supposed to go 4 is a data partition and the others are random linux things like swap and boot. And there isn't any free space, or at least there shouldn't be

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 14 650 5116702+ 5 Extended
/dev/hda3 651 1300 5221125 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 1301 4865 28635862+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda5 14 618 4859631 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 619 650 257008+ 82 Linux swap
 
Old 11-22-2003, 05:20 PM   #4
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You are trying to install on the wrong partition, I think. I hope you didn't fsck up your other install.

You have primary partitions of hda1, hda3 and hda4
hda2 is an extended partition that contains logical partitions 5 and 6

# Partitioning
Linux Partition HOWTO
Rute - Partitions, File Systems, Formatting, Mounting
Proper Filesystem Layout

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Old 11-22-2003, 05:30 PM   #5
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Originally posted by tr0gd0O0r
And there isn't any free space, or at least there shouldn't be
Really? I haven't seen any operating system work correctly if there is no free space on the drive...
Code:
Sat Nov 22 06:28pm root@tinwhistle ~ # df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda6             3.3G  1.9G  1.4G  57% /
/dev/hda2              94M   15M   74M  17% /boot
/dev/hda8             8.8G  1.4G  7.4G  15% /home
/dev/hda1             9.3G  2.6G  6.7G  28% /mnt/win98
/dev/hdb3             7.3G  1.1G  5.9G  15% /mnt/markrose
none                  125M     0  124M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/hdb4              51G   34G   15G  70% /pub
/dev/hda9             8.8G  3.8G  5.0G  43% /snd
/dev/cdrom            700M  700M     0 100% /mnt/cdrom
 
Old 11-23-2003, 08:30 PM   #6
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wait, by free space do you mean how much of the drive is actually being used by information, or how much isn't partitioned? btw here's the information you asked for earlier


/dev/hda5 4.6G 2.6G 1.8G 60% /
/dev/hda1 99M 14M 80M 15% /boot
none 62M 0 62M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda4 28G 8.9G 19G 33% /mnt/dos
 
Old 11-23-2003, 08:48 PM   #7
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Yes, I was trying to help you figure out why you were getting the disk full errors.

What isn't partitioned is normally called unalocated space.

You will have to create, format and mount the partitions for Gentoo before you can extract the tarball to it.

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