"mount failed: invalid argument" during install

"mount failed: invalid argument" during install

Post by Edward Li » Tue, 18 Jan 2000 04:00:00

I'm a relatively new user trying to install Yellow Dog Linux on my 7200,
and everything seems to go smoothly until I select the packages to
install.  It tells me where the install log will go, and then makes the
"ext2 filesystem" or some such.  But then, where I believe it should
start the actual installing of the packages, it instead gives me the
following message: "mount failed: invalid argument."  And it goes back
to the package selection.

Has anybody else seen this before?  Is there a way around it?


Edward Liu
Cognitive Science Undergraduate, UCSD


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