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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 5:48 am    Post subject: Out of Space problem... Reply with quote

I've been trying to install Gentoo for the past couple of days now and I'm following the handbook as closely as I can. I'm trying to install off of a CD. I've searched the forums but I haven't found anything of a similar problem so here goes. I keep running into the problem of running out of disk space when I try to extract the .bz2 file.
I'm reffering to the:
Code:
# tar -xvjpf /mnt/cdrom/stages/stage3-<subarch>-2005.0.tar.bz2


command

everything goes hunky dory for awhile then it stops citing a lack of space as the problem. This seems highly unlikely to me because according to fdisk the disk /dev/hda is 19.2 GB big. That's more than enough.

I don't know what to do I've tried it several times and I get the same problem everytime.

thanks so much in advance.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:-) You're trying to unpack something to your cdrom drive as it seems from that line you posted. Try tar -xvjpf myfile.tar -C /wherever/you/want/that/to/be/unpacked
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-271409.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-289440.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-222747.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-210165.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-215846.html
Namisar wrote:
I've searched the forums but I haven't found anything of a similar problem so here goes.
Search again. Abovementioned threads are just a few of the results you get searching for the following: space extract stage tar
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mbjr wrote:
Try tar -xvjpf myfile.tar -C /wherever/you/want/that/to/be/unpacked

Right. Once you've changed to your /mnt/gentoo directory, then you can download and untar the stage. It is supposed to reside in the /mnt/gentoo directory, as the tarball files are meant to be extracted here--anywhere else, and I imagine that you might have installation problems later on. Just follow the 2005.0 Handbook as it's written, and you should be fine.

Trying to untar files to--as opposed to from--the LiveCD just won't work. ;)
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mbjr wrote:
:-) You're trying to unpack something to your cdrom drive as it seems from that line you posted. Try tar -xvjpf myfile.tar -C /wherever/you/want/that/to/be/unpacked


I did exactly:
Code:
 tar -xvjpf /mnt/cdrom/stages/stage3-x86-2005.0.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo


and I got the same result. It runs for a minute then halts at a certain file and never goes any farther.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you check the threads I linked to?
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you check the integrity of the downloaded ISO? I mean, you didn't get any md5sum errors, did you? You might want to try downloading, verifying, and burning a new CD to see if the error is repeatable.

Or at least first just copy the file directly to /mnt/gentoo:
Code:
cp /path/to/tarball/tarball_name /mnt/gentoo/tarball_name

THEN try running tar, with and/or without the -v option; there are some architectures that cannot use the -v option.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

moocha wrote:
Did you check the threads I linked to?

at the time I posted I didn't refresh window so I didn't see any of the new replies. I am currently now reading all those threads. Thank you.

oh and I was searching for things like "out of space" "No space left on device" etc. etc. I didn't include anything about tar in my search. So sorry for being inept at searching :oops: .

EDIT---- Got it to work.

Sorry for making a useless thread. Thank you for replying so quickly

<------ noob :oops:
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

moocha wrote:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-271409.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-289440.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-222747.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-210165.html
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-215846.html
Namisar wrote:
I've searched the forums but I haven't found anything of a similar problem so here goes.
Search again. Abovementioned threads are just a few of the results you get searching for the following: space extract stage tar

Moved from Installing Gentoo. You may find the following threads helpful to better master the phpbb search function.

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=53806
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=77981
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