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I'm installing Gentoo from liveCD on an i686, 256M ram. Following the great instructions on the CD, I tried to install the stage 3 tarball: Code: # tar -xvjpf /mnt/cdrom/stages/stage3-i686-2004.1.tar.bz2 ...
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    Error in Stage 3 tarball


    I'm installing Gentoo from liveCD on an i686, 256M ram. Following the great instructions on the CD, I tried to install the stage 3 tarball:
    Code:
    # tar -xvjpf /mnt/cdrom/stages/stage3-i686-2004.1.tar.bz2
    Lots and lots of files streamed by, until:
    Code:
    ./dev/cciss/c2d15p15
    tar:Error exit delayed from previous errors
    livecd gentoo#
    Thinking it may be a transient problem, I ran the tar command again and it exited at exactly the same file. I checked (df) the partitions and there is still lots and lots of room. I'm continuing with the rest of the install, maybe just for practice, but I don't think I should be optimistic. Any thoughts on why the error and how I can fix it?

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    what other warnings were displayd?

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    I didn't see any. The files just streamed by, only occaisionaly pausing for a moment, but with no text other than files streaming from the tar ball right 'til the end with the lines I posted. I've gotten through CHROOT with no apparent problems. I'm imagining there could be a problem that will be invisible until I think everythings okay and then find that something doesn't work.

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    I've had that problem before, but I never got past it on that box (the HDD was dead). I think it might have been caused by a bad tarball? Did you dl the tarball or use the one from the LiveCD? Try getting one from a different source next time if your install doesn't go well.
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    I'm using the livecd that I just purchased ("hard copy") from the Gentoo store. I just now checked and I see that my kernel has compiled with no errors shown, although I don't know what to make of the last line:
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    if [ -r System.map ]; then /sbin/depmod -ae -F System.map 2.6.5-gentoo-r1; fi
    but I think it means something good. We'll see.

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    Yeah...that line is all good. Congratz on a successful Gentoo install!

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