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janlin1975
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:59 am    Post subject: Tarball installation Reply with quote

Addressed to people with more experience.

I am having difficulties with installing tarballs.

I have a pentium 2, 4Gb HD.

Trying to explore Gentoo.

Following instructions on the gentoo handbook.No problem partitioning, date and time and making dir to mount.

livecd gentoo # tar -xvjpf /mnt/cdrom/stages3-x86-2005.1.tar.bz2

It produces a string of error codes

Error
1) Compressed file ends unexpectedly
2) bzip2 Input/output error

tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors


I repeated a download from the gentoo site and had a sum check to verify the iso.

Still had the same problem.

Help would be much appreciated.
-jan
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NeddySeagoon
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

janlin1975,

Code:
livecd gentoo # tar -xvjpf /mnt/cdrom/stages3-x86-2005.1.tar.bz2

your prompt looks a bit strange, as if you are doing the tar in the wrong directory, but your error messages doint tie in that.

Can you try the following please, after you have mouted your partitions.
Code:
cp /mnt/cdrom/stages3-x86-2005.1.tar.bz2 /mnt/gentoo/
cd /mnt/gentoo
tar -xvjpf stages3-x86-2005.1.tar.bz2
this copies the tarball to your install, then you cd to the copy and untar it.
You can remove the tarball when the untar is complete
Code:
rm stages3-x86-2005.1.tar.bz2


I'm coping and pasting from your post - stages3 looks odd. Fix that throughout, as required.
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