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I'm trying to install an Arch system, and every time I run pacstrap /mnt base base-devel I get

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
filesystem: /mnt/lib exists in filesystem
==> ERROR: Failed to install packages to new root

I checked the beginner's guide on the ArchWiki and as far as I'm concerned I'm not doing anything wrong, but I do have 7 GPT partitions, one of them mounted to /mnt/lib

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/lib can not be it's own partition. – jordanm Apr 5 '13 at 23:29
    
@jordanm Thanks, the ArchWiki didn't say anything about that C: – SuperCheezGi Apr 7 '13 at 1:15

protected by Michael Mrozek Apr 6 '13 at 3:55

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