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Old 01-09-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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No space left on device


Slackware is the only other distro I've used with the DIY attitude of Gentoo, so please bear with me if I ask the blatantly obvious :^)
Following the Gentoo Installation Docs, I've had no problems installing until I tried to unpack the Stage 3 Tarball, at which point I recieve the error "Cannot write: No space left on device" about when it gets to /usr/lib/*. I'm trying to put Gentoo on a 16GB partition, so I'm pretty sure it can't run out of space. Thanks.
Old 01-10-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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Are you in the /mnt/gentoo directory? And is that were the stage 3 tarball was downloaded to and extracted from? If not, you're unpacking it from within the live environment. Also, make sure your clean 16Gb partition was mounted successfully as /mnt/gentoo

cat /etc/mtab
Old 01-10-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
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df and mount will help you to determine if the target partition is mounted properly. It likely is not.
Old 01-11-2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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Thanks, that fixed it. Now to get to using it.


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