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« on: September 05, 2005, 08:27:27 pm »
Hi. I'm fairly new to all this linux stuff so please pardon my ignorance

When I try to load on the plutohome cd when the system tries to load the base system I get a big filthy error saying
"Base system error.
The debootstrap program exited with an error (return value 1).
Check /var/log/messages or see virtual console 3 for the details

<go back>         <continue>"

Where continue comes up with another error

"The base system installation into /target/ failed.
Check /var/log/messages or see virtual console 3 for the details

<go back>         <continue>"

And again continue gives

"An istallation step has failed. etc. etc. the failing step is :
continue without boot loader

I take it that this is fairly important.

If anyone can help i'd be awfully grateful

Thanks (in advance)

Keith

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2005, 11:04:27 am »
"debootstrap" is the program that installs the base system to your hard drive. This can be caused by disk read error (i.e. CD is broken) or, although unlikely, disk write error (i.e. bad hard drive or insufficient partition space). You can see consoles 3 and 4 by pressing Alt+F3 and Alt+F4. There are some messages there that may give you some useful information. You can get back to the installer by pressing Alt+F1.

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2005, 08:46:36 pm »
I tried that again and when I alt + f4 i can see a general message on the lines of code saying no space left on device and the last few lines say

"umount: /target/dev/pts: invalid argument
umount: /target/dev/shm: invalid argument
umount: /target/proc/bus/usb: invalid argument

I selected the partition on a 1.1 gb disk this time, i also have a 1.6 gb hard drive and a 60 gb hard drive and they all end up not working. The PC i'm using has only 64mb Ram could that be a factor and it's a pII 266mhz

What is the minimum spec you can use

Thanks

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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2005, 11:06:38 am »
The default installation makes a 7.2 GB root partition, a swap partition proportional to how much memory your system has at install time and the rest is used for /home. I suggest you don't make the root partition smaller than that. To do anything usefull, you need a big disk, a fast processor (>1GHz) and lots of memory (>256MB).