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Old 01-16-2006, 01:02 PM   #1
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Question Problems installing default gentoo tarball from livecd

I'm having some issues installing the default tarball from my Gentoo LiveCD. When I attempt to list the stages from the cd it says there's no such file or directory. This wasn't surprising because the g2 manual said that it may do that and that I could just mount it with "# mount /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom" but it gave me an error saying that mtab says it has already been mounted. Anyone know what I should try?
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well like it says: The drive is allready mounted. So just go ahead and extract the tarball.

Remember to change directory to /mnt/gentoo before extracting.

cd /mnt/gentoo

# tar xvjpf /mnt/cdrom/stages/stage3-<subarch>-2005.1-r1.tar.bz2
If you don't know the exact name of your tarball, just cd into stage dir. to check it out.
ls /mnt/cdrom/stages
Sincerely, Jørgen

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Old 01-16-2006, 01:45 PM   #3
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hehe, thanks I just figured that out after posting, I felt pretty stupid for not trying...
Old 01-16-2006, 03:22 PM   #4
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Question more questions same problem

I now know the reason I got an error was not because I didn't have the cdrom mounted but because there was no stage folder. Anyone know what the stage3 tarball is on the Gentoo LiveCD?


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