I have been using Linux for the past few years (primarily Ubuntu and Fedora), and have used the command line a lot.
I was just following the instructions on the Beginners guide. I set up wifi, and partitioned the disk using gdisk (all my computers since late 2009 have not used MBR). I then set up my mirrorlist (left the first one, and added my university as second).
When I ran pacstrap (without -i), it started downloading everything. I think it finished most of it. The kernel had been downloaded, and the filesystem supposedly set up. Then, I got an error. (I am not sure where it was, and I wasn't logging the output. There were many many lines of:
[timestamp] EXT4-fs (sda1): ext4_da_writepages: jpd2_start:8192 pages, ino xxxxxxx; err -30
[timestamp] EXT4-fs error (device sda1): ext4_journal_start_sb:370: [timestamp] EXT4-fs error (device sda1): ext4_journal_start_sb:370: [timestamp] EXT4-fs error (device sda1): Remounting filesystem read-only error: command failed to execute correctly error: could not create directory /mnt/var/lib/pacman/local/groff-1.21-2/: Read-only file system error: could not commit transaction error: failed to commit transaction (transaction aborted) Errors occured, no packages were upgraded. warning: could not remove lock file /mnt/var/lib/pacman/db.lck ==> ERROR: Failed to install packages to new root pacstrap /mnt base base-devel 35.27s user 6.19s system 3% cpu 17:34.81 total
Trying to rerun pacstrap gets me an error that the lockfile still exists. I cannot remove it because it is a "read-only filesystem". Its permissions are 000, and the folder it is in (pacman) has 755.
I also cannot make an fstab or continue with the installation.
I tried to run the setup again, and it kept failing. (MBR failed too, with the same error.)
What do you think caused it, and what could I do to resolve it. I couldn't find anything like that in the forums, or on google.
Last edited by masasin (2012-10-27 03:18:37)