[arch-general] installation failure

Daniel Wallace daniel.wallace at gatech.edu
Mon Jun 18 16:39:10 EDT 2012

Say no to upgrading pacman first. also, SyncFirst is being removed
whenever the next pacman comes out

On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 02:34:20PM -0600, D. R. Evans wrote:
> I am getting a failure when attempting to install 64-bit arch as the main OS
> on my principal desktop system.
> I am following the instructions at
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Software_RAID_and_LVM, since I have two
> brand-new 2TB drives that I want to use in RAID1.
> 1. I have downloaded and burned the current NetInstall image on a CD.
> 2. Booting from the CD, I execute: /arch/setup
> 3. I execute: modprobe raid1
> 4. I execute: modprobe dm-mod
> 5. I execute: pacman-db-upgrade
> 6. I execute: pacman -Syy
> All the above works fine.
> 7. I execute: pacman -S gdisk
> At this point I am told that I should upgrade pacman, and am asked if I want
> to do this. I answer "Y". A bunch of stuff gets download, but eventually I am
> told that the upgrade cannot be performed.
> Possibly this is because it's attempting to write to a read-only filesystem --
> i.e., the CD drive (I'm guessing wildly that that is the cause). But in any
> case, I can't get past this point.
> How do I proceed?
>   Doc Evans
> -- 
> Web:  http://www.sff.net/people/N7DR

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