[ARMedslack] Strange problem installing Slackware 14.0 on the Raspberry Pi

stanley garvey stanley at stanleygarvey.com
Thu May 9 21:46:12 UTC 2013

On May 9, 2013 18:33 "Michael Langfinger" <slackware at langfinger.org>

> Hi,
> I tried to install Slackware 14.0 for ARM on my Raspberry Pi (Model B,
> 512 MB RAM). I used the installer image from <http://rpi.fatdog.eu/,>
> the
> package repository is on a USB flash drive. The installer boots just
> fine, I can configure my keyboard and set the current date without
> problems. I can also configure the partitions (swap, root and so on)
> in
> the setup, set the package source and select the packages. The
> installation process starts but quits after a few seconds, telling me
> that the installation was successful (which of course is wrong).
> Shortly
> before this message, two error messages pop up in the background:
> "Error retrieving current directory - getcwd cannot access parent
> directories: no such file or directory" and "/mnt/etc/fstab - no such
> file or directory". I made sure that the SD card is writable and
> mounted
> to /mnt. I don't think that this is a hardware issue, because the same
> SD card was used in this RPi with OpenELEC.
> And this is not the only strange behaviour - when i quit the
> installer,
> the system date is set to the next day (e.g. May,10 instead of May,9).
> I
> have no clue what might cause this and how to solve it. I installed 88
> key velocity sensiti
> Slackware on another RPi a while ago, without any problems (using the
> image from Dave's Collective and with a NFS server for the packages).
> I
> will try the image from Dave, but I don't think that this will solve
> the
> problem.
> Any ideas?
> Kind regards,
> Michael Langfinger
> Hi, it sounds like your mount points are incorrect, I dont know about
> the date though? I tried looking up rpi.fatdog.eu. but cant connect to
> the site as it seems to be down at the moment. where are you mounting
> the usb package repository? You also say you have mounted the SD card
> to /mnt, the slackware installer should mount the rootFS at /mnt for
> you.
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