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No the problem is that he was making a typo: instead of Code: /mnt/cdrom/stages he was just saying Code: /mnt/stages...
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    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
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    No the problem is that he was making a typo:
    instead of
    Code:
    /mnt/cdrom/stages
    he was just saying
    Code:
    /mnt/stages

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    Yep. I need to write a Tutorial on tab-completion.
    Me & Myself just ganged up on I....... Now We all have problems..and none of Us are speaking!
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    yup zdawg!...
    and i thought fore some unknown reason that he was taking it off the 2nd cd..er...
    OT: is the problem fixed?
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    It took me 4 years to get this distro working ! You name only one of the many it takes getting over. I had the same problem as you. I never did get that instruction to work for me. I also got 20 minutes of useless "directory not found" and "child process error". If that happens again cut it short by doing a control+c.
    What I did was to copy stage3xxxxxxx.tar.bz2 using mc (midnite commander) from the CD to the FORMATTED and MOUNTED vacant ext3 partition then execute tar -xvjpf stage3xxxxxxx.tar.bz2. This was the only way I got it going. Portagexxxxxx.tar.bz2 is another. You have to be very specific which directory it goes (/usr).
    When finished and satisfied it went right you can remove (delete) each x.tar.bz2 file.
    RECAP:
    1. Copy each .tar.bz2 file to the ext3 Formatted and mounted hard drive
    you intend to install to.
    2. Run or execute the tar -xvjpf command on each .tar.bz2 file making sure that the portage decompresses to the /usr directory.
    3. When the above is finished type a "cd(space)/mnt/gentoo" then "ls". This will list the /bin, /boot, /dev, /etc and the other main directorys. I think there are 12 or 13 in all. If you get this then it is right.
    4. Remove or delete each .tar.bz2 files that you copied to the hd partition. You are ready for the next step.
    The next big stumbling block I hit was "emerge" ! Boy this is a big time killer !
    e.c.

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    tar command for Gentoo

    I have followed the example from the Gentoo Linux Documentation for
    extracting the stage tar ball, error:no such file or directory.
    If someone would install Gentoo on a hard drive for the Pegasos computer
    that uses a G4 cpu I would pay a reasonable amount. Please reply.
    Thank you.

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