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    Question Gentoo Installation error when emerging sys-apps/pciutils-2.2.0-r1

    Hi all,

    I'm new to the linux platform but keen on learning it.
    I was trying to install gentoo using the 2006 live cd. Using the CLI mode on my IBM R51 Laptop.

    It gets stuck at the 14th step:


    Installation Progress

    On step 14 of 28. Current step:-
    Emerge kernel sources

    Emeging sys-apps/pciutils-2.2.0-r1 (1/4)



    It gets stuck at the above screen for nearly 30 minutes and then gives me the following error:

    There was an Exception received during the install that is outside of the normal errors.
    This is a bad thing. The error was
    EmergePackageError: FATAL: Emerge: Could not emerge sys-apps/pciutils-2.2.0-r1!

    Please submit a but report (after searching to make sure its not a known issue and verifying you didn't do something stupid) with the contents of /var/log/install.log and /tmp/installprofile.xml and the version of the installer you use


    Can someone tell me what is this error all about and what do I have to do.

    I'm not sure whats going wrong.

    I'm trying to install gentoo since 4 days.
    First I was stuck with the GUI but later when I went thru this forum I found that the GUI some how sucks so I later took up the CLI but then also it does not work.

    Someone please assist.

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    Linux Engineer spencerf's Avatar
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    Syracuse, NY
    sounds like either your internet connection dropped off during the download of the package or there was some other problem getting package. First make sure your internet is working:

    ping -c2

    if it is then do:

    emerge --sync
    either (might work) emerge --resume OR emerge pciutils
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

  3. #3
    I'm getting the same error too. I run the gentoo installer off the livecd. I'm installing it by mounting the iso to a vm in ESX server. You mention if you can resolve, does that mean to install gentoo you need internet access? Can you bypass emerging the package until after the installation?

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    Pick Networkless installation with the LiveCD

    I ran into the same problem Emeging sys-apps/pciutils-2.2.0

    I just had to make sure to pick the NetworkLess option.

    Somehow the darn install is picking the stuff off the internet--- I thought it was getting the packages from the local ISO Image via the VMWare Attach.


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