[parisc-linux] 0.9.1 installation failed with and ext2-fs error

Richard Hirst rhirst@linuxcare.com
Fri, 6 Jul 2001 12:57:01 +0100

On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 12:28:44PM -0400, Rafael Herrera wrote:
> While installing the latest 0.9.1 on a 715/75 machine over a serial
> line, the installation halted with this error message:
>  Extracting
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/tar_1.13.19-1_hppa.deb...          EXT2-fs
> error (device sd(8,3)): ext2_write_inode: unable t9
> it looks truncated. I can't provide more error messages. Are there other
> virtual consoles under the installed? if so, how do you switch to them?
> I'm using minicom on an X terminal.

No virtual consoles on a serial install, sorry.

Try again, and when you get to the point of installing base, scroll
down the menu to 'execute a shell'.  Then mount the CD, something

mkdir /tmp/cd
mount /dev/scd0 /tmp/cd

(may already be mounted under /instmnt, do 'mount' to check)

Then run debootstrap manually:

debootstrap sid /target file:/tmp/cd

That might give more clues.

Also, check you have minicom running with line wrapping enabled,
and tell it to log to a file.  That way you can find the error
output in the log file afterwards.