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sambartle
I'm currently trying to install OpenBSD using the zipped up sharp flash package available on this forum to simplify the boot, however after setting up the disklabels etc I get stuck at an error message while copying the sets:

I get many of these:
tar: Cpio file name length xxxxx is out of range
which are interspersed with a progress bar which seems to complete loading that package even though those errors are appearing. (im loading them all locally from a compactflash card in my Zaurus SL-C3200)

All sets work fine except for the xserv41.tgz file..
'xserv41.tgz' did not install correctly
I've tried redownloading this file and still have no luck.

I've also tried to install clean again using the 4.2 snapshot releases and get the exact same error but with the xserv42.tgz file this time so it seems to be something with the xserv files causing me problems.

Any pointers would be appreciated as i've searched here for cpio and no one mentione it so i assume no one else has had this issue.

TIA,
sam
mathemajikian
QUOTE(sambartle @ Oct 24 2007, 10:09 AM) *
I get many of these:
tar: Cpio file name length xxxxx is out of range
which are interspersed with a progress bar which seems to complete loading that package even though those errors are appearing. (im loading them all locally from a compactflash card in my Zaurus SL-C3200)

What file system format are you using on your CF card? This sounds like a case of MSDOS file system woes. The installation is a lot easier if you download the installation sets from the appropriate ftp site during the installation process.
sambartle
Thanks mathemajikian,

I had thought of that as a possible issue (it's formatted FAT16) but I dismissed it as only one file seems to be suffering any problems or corruption because of it..

I'm not sure if my cheapo generic CF Ethernet card will work to grab them from FTP but i'll give it a go and see what happens.

If it isn't detected by OpenBSD are there any windows writeable filesystems I can format the CF card with that BSD will like during the installation? It's just easier as for some reason my card reader doesnt work under linux or i'd write the sets to the CF cazrd there.

Thanks,
sam
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