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Code: # tar -xvjf /mnt/cdrom/snapshot/portage-2005.1.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr i put that in but get an error Code: tar: error is not recoverable: exiting now...
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    help installing portage


    Code:
    # tar -xvjf /mnt/cdrom/snapshot/portage-2005.1.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr
    i put that in but get an error

    Code:
    tar: error is not recoverable: exiting now

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    Are you sure you have the live CD? Sounds like you have the minimal CD (60mb download) but are reading the Gentoo 2005.1 instructions (the name is misleading).
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    Have you tried
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    links2 http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/mirrors.xml
    And open one of the mirrors, go to a portage snapshot and hit "d" to download it.
    And then
    Code:
    tar -xvjf /mnt/gentoo/portage-<date>.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr
    This is assuming you have internet access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    Have you tried
    Code:
    links2 http&#58;//www.gentoo.org/main/en/mirrors.xml
    And open one of the mirrors, go to a portage snapshot and hit "d" to download it.
    And then
    Code:
    tar -xvjf /mnt/gentoo/portage-<date>.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr
    This is assuming you have internet access.
    it said there is no space left when i tried to save it.


    and yes, i have the live cd.

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    have you mounted a formatted drive as per the handbook?...there should be enough space
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    PEBKAC. (-.-)

    You have the live CD, but which one is it? The 690mb one or the 60mb one? Did you read all the directions, format, create filesystems, and mount your drives correctly?
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    Most of the time, the problem is that you didn't mount or cd into your partition, check that then redownload it. It fixes the problem 99.99999999% of the time.

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