Subject: install/9420: installation
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/14/2000 13:15:43
>Number:         9420
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       installation
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    install-manager (NetBSD system installation bug manager)
>State:          open
>Class:          support
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Feb 14 13:15:01 2000
>Originator:     Tom Early
>Release:        1.4.2_ALPHA
i386 based PC
I'm trying to install the i386 release 1.4.2_ALPHA on a pc.

The installation script sysinst seems to build the filesystem ok,
however, at the beginning of the installation of the distribution sets
the screen says:

Command: pax -zrvpe -f /mnt2//binary/sets/kern.tgz

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
pax: End of Archive volume 1 reached

ATTENTION! pax archive volume change required
Ready for Archive volume: 1
Input Archive name or "." to quit pax
Archive name >

In any case, I've ftp'ed the software from your site twice and both
times it's failed.
I noticed the pathname /mnt2//binary/sets/kern.tgz had a double slash so
I tried causing
a single slash to be used.  I did this by not entering a qualified
pathname to the sets such as:

binary/sets when the sysinst script asked me to locate the distribution


Repeat the discription installation