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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
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?
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?
Have you used chroot at this point? Are you installing from another Linux install or LiveCD?
mount command will display what's mounted and where. Filesystems with errors are mounted read-only by default.
If Segfault is right, then the answer might be to run fsck on the new partition and correct any filesystem errors before proceeding further.
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
sda1 is NTFS? Is this your Windows partition?
Your / is supposed to be empty before downloading and unpacking stage3.
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 )