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dalichey
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:29 pm    Post subject: Unpacking the Stage Tarball! Reply with quote

Hello,

Throughout my installation, everything went fine untill the installation of the gentoo files!
after typing :
Code:
tar xvjpf stage3-amd64-20120621.tar.bz2

I see a lot of writings on the screen and at the end I have this :
Code:
... Cannot write: No space left on device

I have it on several lines!

Can somebody help me ? I am new in the Linux world, so try to make it as simple and clear as possible! Thanks!

I am working on VMware Workstation!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably you did not chroot properly and tried to extract it into RAM. Make sure everything you did had no errors and you didn't skip anything in install docs.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you talking about the /mnt/gentoo/tmp filesystem, should I mount it to a partition before unpacking the tarball?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dalichey,

You have to unpack the stage3 tarball to the gentoo partition.

mount /dev/sd?? /mnt/gentoo then cd /mnt/gentoo then tar xvjpf stage3-amd64-20120621.tar.bz2

Naturally, replace sd?? with the actual partition e.g. /dev/sda3 or /dev/sda4 etc.

If you still get the ... Cannot write: No space left on device message, then you did not make the partition large enough :wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Are you talking about the /mnt/gentoo/tmp filesystem, should I mount it to a partition before unpacking the tarball?
No.
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml?style=printable&full=1#book_part1_chap4 is the reference.
when you complete this section you will have created 3 partions, created a file system on each partition, mounted the root partition at /mnt/gentoo, made a /boot directory in the root partition mounted at /mnt/gentoo, and mounted the boot partition at /mnt/gentoo/boot.
/mnt/gentoo/tmp is not a player in this.
then http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml?style=printable&full=1#book_part1_chap5 becomes the reference.
Code:
cd /mnt/gentoo
will make your default directory be on the root partition mounted at /mnt/gentoo.
working with links you will download the stage 3 tarball to /mnt/gentoo.
Code:
tar xvjpf stage3-*.tar.bz2
will then extract the tarball and populate the root directory and subdirectories.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick check is "df", which will give you the free space on each partition,
and "df -i" which gives you the number of free inodes. "man df" for more
information.

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