Release 6.1 vs 6.2

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Wed Feb 14 01:29:16 UTC 2007

On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 01:04:48AM +0000, Lloyd Martin wrote:

> I have never posted a question before so hopefully this ends up in the 
> right place.
> I downloaded and installed version 6.1. Everything went relatively 
> smoothly. My system dual boots with WindowsXP.
> Today I downloaded and tried to install version 6.2 as a complete new 
> standard install not an upgrade since I did not have any data that I needed 
> to save anyway. I got error messages during the installation of the files 
> "unable to extract ... ". This was after I had used the partition and label 
> functions and the install was actually copying and writing files to disk. 
> So I thought Disc 1 was corrupted. Recopied the disk - same issue. 
> Re-downloaded iso of Disc 1 - same issue. It won't copy all the files but 
> it will copy some of them. Now I don't know what state the system is in. It 
> would boot to FreeBSD so I used rm to remove all the files and tried again 
> but same problem. Will try to redownload all iso copies of the disks from a 
> mirror this time and try again.
> If no one else has had this problem it must be something with the writing 
> to disc or downloading so no need to reply. If anyone else has has this 
> problem is there a simple solution? If not I will just go back to 6.1.

I have no problem like that.  Stick with 6.2.
Where are you trying to install from?    Over the net, of from CD.
If you tell it to install from CD, maybe you need the disc2, although 
it should tell you when it needs that.   I normally install from
the net - let it get things via ftp.   


> Lloyd
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