I had a couple of minor problems getting my FTP install going tonight and thought I might post up my resolutions since I didn't really see them verbatim during the brief searches I did.
It's been quite a while since I've done any linux install so I was a bit rusty, but, I like the quickinst method of manually creating partitions, file systems, then moutning etc.
This install was nothing fancy. A single hard disk at /dev/sda. The only twist was that I wanted to use LVM2 on one partition /dev/sda4. /boot swap and / will be mounted on /dev/sda1 /sda2 and /sda3 respectively.
cfdisk went fine as normal.
Then for the lvm stuff:
lvm pvcreate /dev/sda4
This worked fine.
lvm vgcreate vg01 /dev/sda4
This worked fine.
lvm lvcreate -L 3G -n usr vg01
This Failed. All it did was output the lvm lvcreate help so fast that I couldn't see the error message before it scrolled off the screen. Piping into more or less didn't help either but I think that was operator error somehow.
To cut to the chase, in order to create the logical volumes with lvm lvcreate, I had to load device-mapper:
After this I was able to create the logical volumes and then file systems.
The other problem I had was network related. I'm using an Aopen board with an integrated Realtek gigabit nic. Everything looked fine to me at first. ifconfig showed eth0. I set the IP address but couldn't ping anything on the LAN.
I ended up throwing in a 10/100 PCI 3com 3c905TX I had laying around. I had to:
to load the nic driver and then I had eth1 available. I set the IP on that and everything was good. I haven't done much research on the Realtek gigabit nic but I have a feeling it could be an autonegotiation problem maybe?
Anyway, that's it.
The modprobe dm-mod step is listed here:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ins … AID_or_LVM
I'm actually listed in the credits of that article... heh oops. Though Paul's done an excellent job keeping it up to date with each release. I don't remember that dm-mod step always being necessary.
Last edited by sodface (2007-02-01 05:39:55)
makes me wonder if you used the new ISO located here:
No, I used the 0.7.2 FTP ISO.