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#1 2009-01-15 01:40:39

jduvall
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New install, config files empty?

I just installed arch64 on my laptop and went to configure the system and all the configuration files are empty.

Is this a sign that my laptop is unable to run arch or a sign I just have a bad burn?  Im currently downloading a new cd now

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#2 2009-01-15 01:55:52

Xyne
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Re: New install, config files empty?

That's quite vague... can you be more specific?
Which configuration files?
You wrote "I just installed arch64"... so do you mean that you have a system up and running, or did you mean that during the installation, when you get to the configuration files step, they're all empty?

If you're laptop can run the installation CD, it should be able to run Arch.


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#3 2009-01-15 02:14:54

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Re: New install, config files empty?

I have seen that happen before... As best I can tell it's a bug in the installer because rebooting and trying again works fine.

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#4 2009-01-15 02:21:45

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Re: New install, config files empty?

fukawi2 wrote:

I have seen that happen before... As best I can tell it's a bug in the installer because rebooting and trying again works fine.

Bug? Lies!
I bet it's a "feature" to guarantee that no one ever manages to install Arch on their first try.


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#5 2009-01-15 13:48:33

kevin89
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Re: New install, config files empty?

fukawi2 wrote:

I have seen that happen before... As best I can tell it's a bug in the installer because rebooting and trying again works fine.

I can second that, I also had that problem before.. Just try again and most likely it'll work.

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#6 2009-01-28 08:38:46

yvonney
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Re: New install, config files empty?

I think it may be that the drive was not formatted correctly, and/or you haven't got filesystem mount points..

in my installs I would get the config files once though something like locales and set root password would be a problem...THEN upon second attempt they were all empty... I relaly do think it's the format drive setup pages.

The other weird error in the packages selecting page is also related to drive formatting etc.

in my opinion/experience.

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#7 2009-01-28 16:12:13

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Re: New install, config files empty?

did you guys make separate /etc filesystems? If you didn't , it doesn't make sense to me hmm
feel free to report a bug in the release engineering section and provide as much details as you can


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#8 2009-01-28 23:31:37

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Re: New install, config files empty?

Dieter@be wrote:

did you guys make separate /etc filesystems? If you didn't , it doesn't make sense to me hmm
feel free to report a bug in the release engineering section and provide as much details as you can

I don't use a separate /etc

If I come across it again, I'll try and file a bug report smile

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#9 2009-01-31 20:35:21

quarkup
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Re: New install, config files empty?

jduvall wrote:

I just installed arch64 on my laptop and went to configure the system and all the configuration files are empty.

Is this a sign that my laptop is unable to run arch or a sign I just have a bad burn?  Im currently downloading a new cd now

bad download, bad burn or bad install.

i bet - bad burns caused me once to download again...

btw: download another version, just in case.


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#10 2009-01-31 23:41:56

stefanwilkens
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Re: New install, config files empty?

I've had simmilar problems and tracked it down to the partitioning. I will see if I can replicate it with 2009.1


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#11 2009-02-01 22:28:13

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Re: New install, config files empty?

quarkup wrote:

bad download, bad burn or bad install.

Rebooting and re-running setup from the same CD worked when it happened to me... And well, we know it's a bad install cause all the config is missing tongue

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#12 2009-02-02 22:18:18

quarkup
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Re: New install, config files empty?

fukawi2 wrote:
quarkup wrote:

bad download, bad burn or bad install.

Rebooting and re-running setup from the same CD worked when it happened to me... And well, we know it's a bad install cause all the config is missing tongue

well, you got it big_smile



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