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Old 08-26-2005, 05:00 PM   #1
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fatal error, do I need this?


I just installed Slackware 10.1 from cd and during the install I got this message:

fatal error attempting to install /var/log/mount/slackware/X/X11-6.8.1-i486-3.tgz

Could someone tell me if this is a problem and if so what I can do to fix it?
 
Old 08-26-2005, 08:11 PM   #2
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It is possible that that file could not successfully be read from the CD. It is important, it is the X Server used for all things GUI.
 
Old 08-27-2005, 02:25 AM   #3
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Hello,
In your other post you mentioned that xorgconfig didn't work, I think this error is why.

My suggestion is that you mount the 10.1 CD and then 'cd /mnt/cdrom/slackware/X'
and 'installpkg X11-6.8.1-i486-3.tgz'

Then xorgconfig and X itself should work.

GL,
-Jason
 
Old 08-27-2005, 02:03 PM   #4
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I tried what you suggested but I got this message:

Unable to install x11-6.8.1-i486-3.tgz:
tar archive is corrupt (tar returned error code 2)

I guess the file is corrupt on the disk I burned. Unfortunately I don't have a burner(I know I need one BAD) so I had to go to a friends to make this disk. Until I can get another burn done I am going to try and download x11-6.8.1-i486-3.tgz in Windows and see if I can run the file from their in Slackware.

Wish me luck!
 
Old 08-27-2005, 04:00 PM   #5
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Don't you have an internet connection on the slackware box ?

If you do you could just login and wget the file and installpkg it

wget http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/slackw...8.1-i486-3.tgz
installpkg x11-6.8.1-i486-3.tgz

(you MAY want to try another mirror than the one in my example )
 
Old 08-27-2005, 04:29 PM   #6
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I downloaded the file to my windows d: drive and then ran installpkg on it from linux and it worked fine.

I do have an internet connection but don't have it configured properly in linux yet.

wget seems like a nifty command!
 
Old 08-31-2005, 12:17 PM   #7
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try to write on to anoter cd . i got the same problem i write it on to another cd and install frm it it worked fine. your cd is misng files thats why your cdrom cant read it properly.
 
  


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