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Hello all, I've been using Ubuntu for a few years now and finally decided to make the switch to something more intense. I'm trying to dual-boot Gentoo with Windows 7 ...
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- 09-06-2010 #1
Problems unpacking Stage3 tarball
First a quick background: I got to the end of the install already, but I had mistyped my grub configuration file, so I tried to go back through the livecd and edit it. Only, when I remounted everything and chrooted, there was no grub/boot folder. After a while, I just decided to start the install fresh and formatted the partition with ext3 again. Now, everything seems to go well until I try to unpack the stage3 tarball. It bombs out and gives me some errors:
# tar xjpf stage3-i686-20100824.tar.bz2 tar: ./boot/.keep: Cannot open: Read-only file system tar: ./boot/boot: Cannot create symlink to '.': File exists tar: ./boot: Cannot utime: Read-only file system tar: ./boot: Cannot change ownershipt to uid 0, gid 0: Read-only file system tar: ./boot: Cannot change mode to rwxr-xr-x: Read-only file system tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors.
If anyone's got an idea, it would be greatly appreciated!
Here's the machine specs (for what it's worth):
EVGA x58 FTW3 motherboard
nvidia geforce gtx 480
- 09-06-2010 #2
It looks as if you are trying to unpack the tarball in your cdrom root partition. Have you mounted the new ext3 partition on /mnt/gentoo and moved across to it?
- 09-07-2010 #3
I've mounted /dev/sda3 (my linux partition formatted to ext3) to /mnt/gentoo, and also mounted /dev/sda1 to /mnt/gentoo/boot, then changed my directory to /mnt/gentoo (sda2 is my windows partition), but I'm still getting those errors. :/ Did I mess up a command in there?
- 09-07-2010 #4
Have you used chroot at this point? Are you installing from another Linux install or LiveCD?
- 09-07-2010 #5
mount command will display what's mounted and where. Filesystems with errors are mounted read-only by default.
- 09-07-2010 #6
If Segfault is right, then the answer might be to run fsck on the new partition and correct any filesystem errors before proceeding further.
- 09-08-2010 #7
I am running of the liveCD right now; should have mentioned that. But anyway, when I run the 'mount' comman, sans any other input, I get quite a few lines, but my hard drives are listed last as such:
/dev/sda3 on /mnt/gentoo type ext3 (rw) /dev/sda1 on /mnt/gentoo/boot type ntfs (rw)
When I run fsck /dev/sda3, it outputs this:
fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2 e2fsck 1.41.11 (14-Mar-2010) /dev/sda3: recovering journal /dev/sda3: clean, 36267/30228480 files, 2113718/120906552 blocks
- 09-08-2010 #8
sda1 is NTFS? Is this your Windows partition?
Your / is supposed to be empty before downloading and unpacking stage3.
- 09-08-2010 #9
- 09-08-2010 #10
I had a sneaking suspicion that had something to do with it, but I wasn't sure. That's the boot sector on the hard drive, so I should mke2fs on /sda1 and it should be good? (I don't want to accidentally kill something, so I'm making sure I'm keeping up with you guys first )