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Old 10-06-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
ta0kira
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Slack 11.0 install: empty libs, filled / directory


I've been having some massive problems installing Slack 11.0. I've downloaded the ISO CDs and verified md5, and also verified md5 on the burned CD; everything is fine there.

I've tried installing from scratch at least 6 times and I keep getting errors about libs being 0-sized or not found, then when everything is done I see 100s of symlinks in / pointing to nowhere (mostly HTML and images that aren't mine.) It starts up, but nothing works.

Here is my configuration:
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/dev/hda1		[pri]
	/dev/hda5	[log]	100MB	ext3		/boot
	/dev/hda6	[log]	1GB	reiserfs	/
	/dev/hda7	[log]	1GB	reiserfs	/var
	/dev/hda8	[log]	1GB	reiserfs	swap
	/dev/hda9	[log]	1GB	reiserfs	/usr
	/dev/hda10	[log]	5GB	reiserfs	/usr/local
	/dev/hda11	[log]	1GB	ext3		/tmp
	/dev/hda12	[log]	12GB	reiserfs	/archive

/dev/hda2		[pri]	3GB	reiserfs	Slack 10.0 minimal
/dev/hda3		[pri]	12GB	FreeBSD		FreeBSD 6.1
I don't think it's a hardware problem since FreeBSD and Slack 10.0 haven't been giving me problems. Has anyone else run into this? Thanks.
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:23 AM   #2
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Just tried it with a single huge partition and it worked. Not what I'm looking for, though. Can anyone see a problem with my partition and mount scheme? Thanks.
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:07 PM   #3
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Maybe it's just a typo, but I have never seen a swap partition that has been formatted with reiserfs. What happens if you "reiserfs" there with "swap"?
 
Old 10-06-2006, 01:55 PM   #4
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My bad; it should be 'swap'.
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Old 10-06-2006, 05:54 PM   #5
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ta0kira,

What are you using the computer for? If it's a desktop or a laptop you'll run into trouble with the small (1GB) partitions.

I did the same as you with a 1GB /tmp and found that some programs like KDE's archiver used /tmp for tmp files and it limited the size of the tarball I could create because archiver would throw up an error saying /tmp was out of disk space.

If the computer isn't a server I don't see an advantage to "over partitioning" the drive.

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Old 10-06-2006, 07:11 PM   #6
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I use it mostly for software development. I generally keep /boot separate so it can be R/O all the time, / and /usr for the same reason, and /usr/local to keep it separate. I keep /var separate, also, because otherwise certain kernel configs would cause it to fill whatever it's placed on. Lastly, I keep /tmp separate so I can encrypt it (as with /home and a few other things which are external.)

I had the same basic partition setup when I installed Slackware 10.0 before and it worked. Maybe it can't handle so many on the same extended partition? I've never had 8 logical partitions on a single extended before.

In any case, my DVD drive went out on that laptop since my last post and I went out and bought a nicer one. Hopefully it will work with the new one...
ta0kira

PS I think the problem was that /usr was too small. In fact, I'm almost positive of that now. Thanks.

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Old 10-06-2006, 08:01 PM   #7
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I recommend that you increase /usr dramatically. My /usr contains about 2GB of data.

I personally would recommend, at most, unless you are running a high traffic server or such:

/
/home
/boot

You should not need more than that. Your /usr/local is also waay to large, as is your /tmp and /var. They should be in the hundreds of megabytes at best if you want to split them, but there is no reason what so ever to do it, as it will actually increase latency unless the partitions are on separate controllers and disks.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 09:34 PM   #8
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I got Slack 11.0 and Slamd64 loaded on my new laptop. They both work great (and were the only ones I tried that would load.) As far as partitions, I guess my /usr/local is too large, but I really want /var and /tmp separate so they don't overrun /, and I like to keep as much of / R/O-mounted as possible. In my experience, /tmp and /var are the sizes I need. Remember /tmp is where ark expands archives (sometimes mine are > 1GB) and k3b stores working CD/DVD images. I also have a lot of kernel output, which takes up a lot in /var. I upped /usr to 4GB (I think.)
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:12 PM   #9
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Congrats on the install. I agree with liquidtenmillion, /usr needs to be a lot bigger than 1G for a typical Slack installation, as it's really where 'the system' lives. More info in the Slackbook
 
  


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