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Old 11-25-2004, 11:01 PM   #1
Gag Halfrunt
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Unable to access dpkg area: read-only filesystem.


I'm attempting to install my modem drivers with KPackage in Knoppix. I enter my root password, select the .deb file, and it returns:

Code:
dpkg: unable to access dpkg area. Read-only filesystem.
Any ideas as to how to fix this/what this is?
 
Old 11-25-2004, 11:31 PM   #2
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Knoppix as in hard-drive install or as in live
CD? In the latter case you may be out of luck :)


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Old 11-25-2004, 11:41 PM   #3
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Bugger, LiveCD. Why would they include KPackage if you can't use it?
 
Old 11-26-2004, 02:07 AM   #4
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Because KDE tools commonly come in "bundles".
If you don't get KPackage you may lack other things
you'd actually miss (even in a live CD).


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