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    File Management


    I am trying to download a tarball from a mirror at the command line with w get. I am getting a not enough space error when I try to download to the Gentoo file.
    Can someone point me in the right direction, I need to resize the file in order to do the download.

    Thanks again for the advice in advance.

    gatsby

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    You are downloading it into RAM, make sure your filesystem is mounted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    You are downloading it into RAM, make sure your filesystem is mounted.
    Do you know about df command?

    df -vk

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    unpack tarball

    This is what I am using to unpack the tarball.

    tar xjpf stage3-i686-*.tar.bz2

    My drives are setup as follows:
    Device Boot Start End Id Blocks System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 13 83 104391 Linux
    /dev/sda2 14 76 82 506047+ Swap/Solaris
    /dev/sda3 83 10000 83 79714530 Linux
    /dev/sda4 10001 19457 5 75963352+ Extension

    this is the error 1000 or more out of disk space for /usr/share etc,etc. etc.
    Many different files same error out of space.

    Thanks for the advice in advance,

    gatsby

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    All file systems are intact and drives mounted

    I have ext2 on /dev/sda1
    Linux swap on two and on
    ext3 on /dev/sda3
    ext3 on extended sda4

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    You are persistent ... hats off ...

    To check what's mounted issue mount command.
    To check how much space you have issue df -h command.
    To check where you are in the directory tree issue pwd command.

    If the filesystem you want to use is mounted, has enough free space and you actually are there then there will be no error.

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    Tarball extraction

    Segfault,

    Are there any arguments to the mount command or the rest I need to know about? Yes I am persistant, I have tried to use the command line install because I just want to learn Gentoo. ( I realize this is the/or is one of the hardest to learn ) My new harddrive I am building this on stopped working had to go back and exchange it for another. That is why I have been delayed. I was logged in a root when unpacking the tarball so it should not be a permissions problem. You can see by the drive setup that it has plenty of room.

    Thanks for your help and I will continue to work on this,

    gatsby

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    mount command without arguments and options displays what's currently mounted.
    I think instead of struggling with terms and commands we'd better save time and go by handbook.

    Gentoo Linux Documentation -- Gentoo Linux x86 Handbook

    You go by handbook and keep in mind you cannot skip anything. Additionally, if any of commands returns error(s) you have to get it succeed before carrying on.

    So, did you have any errors when mounting your new partitions?

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    Hardrive & mount

    Seg,

    Here is my hardrive arrangement.

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 14 76 506047+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda3 77 10000 79714530 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 10001 19457 75963352+ 5 Extended

    Here is results when entering mount command.

    livecd gentoo # mount
    tmpfs on / type tmpfs (rw)
    /dev/sr0 on /mnt/cdrom type iso9660 (ro)
    /dev/loop0 on /mnt/livecd type squashfs (ro)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec)
    udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,nosuid)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec)
    tmpfs on /mnt/livecd/lib/firmware type tmpfs (rw)
    tmpfs on /mnt/livecd/usr/portage type tmpfs (rw)
    usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,devmode=0664,devgid=85)
    securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
    tmpfs on /boot type tmpfs (rw)
    /dev/sda3 on /mnt/gentoo type ext3 (rw)

    Did I do something wrong?

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    Looks OK ... I see you created boot partition but didn't mount it yet?
    Now, carry on with 5.a in handbook.

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