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Old 03-23-2006, 01:00 AM   #1
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Installing 10.2 on SATA


boot: sata.i

I created:

/dev/sda1 (1Gb) 82 Swap linux
/dev/sda2 (Remaining hd space) 83 Linux

Ran 'setup':

Selected partition, formatted with reiserfs filesystem, selected what group of packages to install, and then told it to install from CD.


Everything went fine until the actual package installation, it just couldn't install them by saying that they were either corrupt, or there was something else preventing them from being installed.

I checked the ISQ's md5sum and it was fine, I tried reburning another CD, but that didn't help.

Can somebody please help out?

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Old 03-23-2006, 02:17 AM   #2
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It is hard to tell what is going wrong without an exact error message. You could look if the CD is correctly mounted, you can do this by doing the following steps after the step which mounts the CD-ROM:

- Press Alt + F2
- Log in
- Execute "ls /var/log/mount", and you should see the contents of the Slack CD, and the disksets (a/, ap/, etc.) should be shown if you do a "ls /var/log/mount/slackware"
- You can go back to setup with Alt + F1.

There is a small chance that another CD is mounted if you have more than one CD-ROM drive. It would also help if you can check the output of "mount" and "df", and look whether the partitions are correctly mounted during the setup, and if there is enough free disk space.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:12 AM   #3
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ls /var/log/mount returns nothing
ls /var/log/mount/slackware: No such file or directory


mount:

/dev/fd2 on type ext2 (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)

df:

Filesysmte: /dev/fd2
1k-blocks: 6340
Used: 5948
Available: 69
Use%: 99
Mounted on: /

fdisk -l:

/dev/sda1 1 125 1004031 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda2 126 19452 155244127+ 83 Linux

The same error I get for the packages it can't install is:

"There was a fatal error attempting to install /var/log/mount/slackware/a/package-name.tgz. The package may be corrupt, the installation media may be bad, or something else has caused the package to be unable to be read without error. You may hit enter to continue if yuou wish, but if this is an important required package then your installation may not work as-is"

Notice, that I get to this part only after the 'setup' program automatically scanned and detected cd-rom device containing slackware. Prevous command you told me to execture shows that there is no /var/log/mount/slackware .. I only have one CD-rom , too
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:35 AM   #4
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Try to copy some files into your hard drive and check if copying also gives you error.
 
Old 03-23-2006, 02:02 PM   #5
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Ok, I could try copying some files from cdrom onto my hd. How do I find out what my cdrom device is, how do I access it?
 
Old 03-23-2006, 03:40 PM   #6
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If it is ide primary master then hda, primary slave - hdb, secondary master - hdc, secondary slave - hdd, ...
BTW, when Slackware (setup) automounts your cdrom, you could get the info with mount command.

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Old 03-23-2006, 07:16 PM   #7
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Ok, so should I do this and see if it works?

mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/hda /mnt/cdrom
cp /mnt/cdrom/slackware/a/package_name /tmp


What happens if it works, or if it doesn't? What could it mean?
 
Old 03-27-2006, 08:24 AM   #8
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If you could copy them, then your files aren't corrupt. You can even try to explodepkg to see if all files inside are correct. If you couldn't, there is problem with your disk.
 
  


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