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Hey, I was helping a friend of mine install Slackware 10.0 a few days ago, and I ran into a problem I'd never seen before. The discs burned fine (we burned an additional copy since at first we thought this was the problem) and everything booted up A-OK. We partitioned and went to do a full install. But it complained that the packages couldn't be installed, some error to do with pkgtool (sorry I can't recall the specific message). EVERY package refuses to install, and I honestly have no clue.
I'm pretty sure it isn't a disk space issue. / was given 10 GB and /home was given like 45 GB or something. Regardless if it was a space issue, it should've installed some of the packages, rather than complaining at the first. I'll ask my friend if he can recall the error message, I'm still drawing a blank.
It does sound like a space issue, as that is wha tit looked like when I messed up my partitioning scheme before. Try just using a swap and a /. If that works, you can laways go back and do it again with a proper partitioning scheme.
Originally posted by shilo It does sound like a space issue, as that is wha tit looked like when I messed up my partitioning scheme before. Try just using a swap and a /. If that works, you can laways go back and do it again with a proper partitioning scheme.
Trust me, it isn't a space issue.
Originally posted by Artimus I have this problem also. I just did a manual install
1. Install Packages manually
2. Create /etc/fstab
3. Create /etc/lilo.conf
3. Chroot into the new install, mount proc, run lilo, umount proc, exit the chroot environment
Note that this is from memory.
I wouldn't mind doing that, although, my friend is rather new to *nix (he's used OS X, so he's fairly competent around the terminal) so I wouldn't want to just do it for him, and I'm afraid that process could overwhelm him. I might just have him install 9.1, as the only difference is packages, which will give him plenty of incentive to learn to compile from source quickly .
Thanks for you help/suggestions though, I'll get back to you when I hear from him again.