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Old 09-30-2003, 11:04 AM   #1
k_brother
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Gentoo installation problem with Nano


is there a possibillity to use another editor then nano in the installation of gentoo.

if I want e.g. edit the fstab file with the following commando

nano -w /etc/fstab

i get the following error:

Illegal instruction


If i go to the next terminal I can work with it but it seems like i can't edit the same fstab file

greetings
 
Old 09-30-2003, 06:38 PM   #2
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vi

I'm pretty sure that vi ships with it.

vi /etc/fstab

It's not as easy as nano but it ships with almost every distro I've seen making it really worth knowing. Especially if you have to ssh somewhere over a slow pipe - it was designed to work via 1200bps modem! Here's a good source for the navigation commands:

http://www.chem.brown.edu/instructions/vi.html

Good luck
 
Old 10-01-2003, 11:21 AM   #3
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uhu

i've tried getting vi by the commando

emerge -k vi

which downloads all the dependencie's and the program itselfs not easy to work with but it works.

strange bug in gentto installation :-s

thanks anyway i'll start studying over the commands for vi ;-)
 
Old 10-01-2003, 01:08 PM   #4
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I'm glad to see somebody else got the same error as I did. I searched the gentoo site in vain for an explanation. I found that nano worked if I chrooted out of the mounted file system, but clearly that was not how it was supposed to be done.

Steve
 
Old 11-06-2003, 02:00 AM   #5
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Hi All,

I got the same error installing Gentoo for the Pentium III. Nano seems to be available until I perform the chroot part (as stated in the instructions). After that, I get the same error as you.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 03:03 AM   #6
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did you download your gentoo or you got it from somebody?
if u downloaded it check the md5 sum?
i m pretty sure if ur net is setup correctly u will b able to emerge nano and use it.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 04:55 AM   #7
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No, I didn't check the MD5 sum (I burnt the CD successfully, is this still possible when the ISO data is corrupted?).

Anyway, I wanted to emerge from the level 3 builds (provided on the CD) to avoid internet access as I only have modem dialup access.

Thanks
 
Old 11-06-2003, 08:17 PM   #8
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wafti123

hm....downloaded. there is a very high chance that your copy is corrupted.
and yes, u will still be able to burn your iso file to cd if the data is corrupted

there is another alternative to nano/vi. use the "cat" command. i will not recommend u do that thou. type "man cat" for more info. the command is a lot like the "type" command for dos.

try redownload the latest version (*20030911.iso), and use grp install. make sure u follow this instruction exactly. the one that came with your cd my be outdated.

hope this help

 
Old 11-06-2003, 10:12 PM   #9
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Thanks Shole,

but how is it that nano worked before I ran the chroot command?

Ta
 
  


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