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Old 09-04-2004, 12:05 AM   #1
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Slackware 10 Install Issues


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.

Any ideas?
 
Old 09-04-2004, 12:48 AM   #2
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Maybe this is disk space problem - what is your partitioning scheme, and did you specify the correct partition for /

Also, if you can recall the error message, that would be useful. -- J.W.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 01:27 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 03:13 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 03:48 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 06:12 PM   #6
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Quote:
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.


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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.
 
  


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