I downloaded the .5 iso and tried to install. I went through with no problem until i reached configuring the system. All the files were empty.
Is there something i might have done wrong that caused this? Any help on getting this working would be great.
yes two possiblities are that you:
1. after configuring your drive and mounted the partitions did not select done.
2. backtracked at somepoint before configuring your files.
it is a long standing issue with the installer and can be cured by reinstalling from scratch and being sure to select "done" after making and mounting your partitions. and making sure you don't backtrack when installing packages.
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thanks. I'll try again.
hmm. no such luck. I went in order and
-mounted my partitions and made sure to select Done
-selected base packages only
-installed ide kernel
-tried to edit lilo.conf and it was still empty