LFS Book Chapter 6 - 1st step (chroot to /mnt/lfs) doens't work
brian_auld at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 10 11:50:51 PST 2002
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Maltby - LFS Related" <lfsbill at wlmcs.com>
To: <lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2002 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: LFS Book Chapter 6 - 1st step (chroot to /mnt/lfs) doens't work
> Argh! Can you make your mailer wrap please? Col 72 or so would be good.
> On Sun, 10 Nov 2002, Brian Auld wrote:
> > LFS Book Chapter 6 - 1st step (chroot to /mnt/lfs) doens't work
( post #1)
> >The basic problem is the first step I take in chapter 6: 'chroot'
> >to /mnt/lfs doens't appear to work. I'm not that experienced with the
chroot command, but I figure after performing the command, your shell will
interpret your new root as the NEWROOT specified in your command. In other
works, after doing a 'chroot /mnt/lfs ..', if you 'cd' to '/' you should
actually be where '/mnt/lfs' was before you chrooted.
> >The problem I'm having is that after performing the chroot, my '/' is
still where it originally was. Thus, all the subsequent commands in the
instructions don't work because the '/' given in the command is with respect
to the chrooted environment (i.e. old '/mnt/lfs') ... and it appears I
haven't successfully chrooted, so the instructions as posted no longer work.
> >I considered modifying the commands subsequent to the chroot command to
treat /mnt/lfs as my '/', but I figured I should find out why this happened
> >Any pointers, advice would be appreciated.
> Are you root user when you do the chroot? Must be to do it.
> Make sure $LFS shows /mnt/lfs or whaterver just before you do it.
> Make sure that you say
> chroot $LFS
> and not
> chroot LFS
> or something like that.
> Make sure $LFS is really mounted before you do the chroot.
> You can try the command parameters one at a time until you foind the
> problem. For example
> chroot $LFS # Then do the ls / thing. If it broke already, see why.
> # Exit chroot environment and do the next.
> chroot $LFS ... # Next parameter *set*, repeat.
> >I looked for some other posts regarding chroot problems and ran the ldd
command as suggested in another post. The response was "not a dynamic
executable" which was not surprising because I pretty much followed the LFS
book instructions to a 'T'.
> >p.s. I'm really eager to get an LFS system up and running, so I'm hoping
for some help here ... otherwise I'll be forced to abandon once again.
> >p.p.s. I'm running from RH7.2. All linux partitions are ext3 except
/mnt/lfs which was created with the mke2fs command as detailed in the
instructions. Don't see why this would affect chroot, but felt it was some
configuration info I should include in the post.
> Bill Maltby
> billm at wlmcs.com
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