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#1 2006-12-02 11:58:31

frank_einstien
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Registered: 2006-08-09
Posts: 51

new arch install fails

Hi

got a wierd problem  yikes

I tried setting the root partition (hda8) and when I go to the installation step, the install fails. The output from the log console is

mount:/dev/hda8 on /mnt/ failed :Invalid argument

My specs:
1. Already installed arch  once before 8)
2. /de/hda7 ext3 supp to be /boot (of new install)
3. /dev/hda8 ext3 supp to be /
4. /dev/hda9 reiser supp to be /home
5. /dev/hda10 swap

Thanks

[edited changes]: In my original post I forgot the word "once before" without which the post would make no sense. My apologies  :oops:


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#2 2006-12-02 12:48:04

jerem
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From: France
Registered: 2005-01-15
Posts: 310

Re: new arch install fails

Post your /etc/fstab

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#3 2006-12-02 15:55:32

tpowa
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From: Lauingen , Germany
Registered: 2004-04-05
Posts: 2,261

Re: new arch install fails

please use one of those isos:
http://www.archlinux.org/~tpowa/newisos/

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#4 2006-12-02 18:21:01

frank_einstien
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Registered: 2006-08-09
Posts: 51

Re: new arch install fails

Hi

thanks tpowa but downloading would be my last resort. I have to wait over six hours for a 141Mb file around here sad

I have already done an install of Arch using the same CD. If I guess right for the error , the installer tries to mount the partition on /mnt/ and fails. Why is this so?


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#5 2006-12-02 18:43:35

chrismortimore
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From: Edinburgh, UK
Registered: 2006-07-15
Posts: 655

Re: new arch install fails

Can you mount it manually?


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#6 2006-12-02 20:00:20

frank_einstien
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Registered: 2006-08-09
Posts: 51

Re: new arch install fails

hi

Im sorry im not sure im following you, chrismortimore.


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