How can I succesfully install texlive on my USB hard drive?
I try to install texlive with debian on a USB harddrive for dual-boot usage. Therefore I change the installation properties: the path is set to /media/user/drivename/texlive/2017. I also let windows binaries be installed. However, the installer fails. I tried other configurations too: portable, only /media/.../texlive as path.
Trying to install with standard configuration seems fine, I have let the installer do its work until "Installing acmart", at last it would have stopped at a2ping.x86_64-linux, which was installed with standard config here.
drwxrwxrwx for the texlive folder structure. I can
touch files and make folders as user and as root on the usb drive. The perl version is 5.24.1.
Google let me down this time...
root@pc:/home/<user>/Downloads/install-tl-20180104# ./install-tl --profile installation.profile ABORTED TL INSTALLATION FOUND: installation.profile (in /home/<user>/Downloads/install-tl-20180104) Do you want to continue with the exact same settings as before (y/N): N Automated TeX Live installation using profile: installation.profile Loading http://ctan.math.washington.edu/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdb Installing TeX Live 2017 from: http://ctan.math.washington.edu/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet (verified) Platform: x86_64-linux => 'GNU/Linux on x86_64' Distribution: net (downloading) Using URL: http://ctan.math.washington.edu/tex-archive/systems/texlive/tlnet Directory for temporary files: /tmp/cYINAomrRd Installing to: /media/<user>/<drivename>/texlive/2017 Installing [0001/3717, time/total: ??:??/??:??]: 12many [376k] tar: tex/latex/12many/12many.sty: Cannot change ownership to uid 0, gid 0: Operation not permitted tar: tlpkg/tlpobj/12many.tlpobj: Cannot change ownership to uid 0, gid 0: Operation not permitted tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors untar: untarring /tmp/cYINAomrRd/HLBVkLBWTZ/12many.tar failed (in /media/<user>/<drivename>/texlive/2017/texmf-dist) TLPDB::_install_package: untar failed Installation failed. Rerunning the installer will try to restart the installation. Or you can restart by running the installer with: install-tl --profile installation.profile [EXTRA-ARGS] ./install-tl: Writing log in current directory: /home/<user>/Downloads/install-tl-20180104/install-tl.log