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Old 02-05-2005, 12:11 PM   #1
jarin scott
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Changing ownership 6.4 chown fails.


Hi all,
I am working on my first lfs system and have been able to get to chapter 6 in the book version 6.0. I mounted all the file system and can chroot into the system. When I got to the point where it says to change '/tools' permissions to user root, I type the command 'chown -R 0:0 /tools' hit enter and nothing happens. I let the computer run thinking it was slow, but nothing. I tried the command in terminals and in consoles on X and nothing. I even tried to ls the system when I first entered and it gave me the folders inside and then nothing, it did not return me to 'I have no name' prompt. I even decided to skip changing ownership and entered the first install -d command and nothing same as if I chown.

I had no problems before this everything was going great. Well anyway I think everyone in advance for any help.

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Jarin Scott
 
Old 02-06-2005, 10:46 AM   #2
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Here's some more information. chown does work, but crashes the shell. ls -la and other variates have the same effect. It seems that whenever the system is modified the shell crashes. Someone on irc said it was most likely a eviroment problem, something not built right. I went back and built everything again from scratch and had the same problem. by the way cd and echo work prefectly.

thanks,
Jarin Scott
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:15 PM   #3
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I have norrowed the problem down to the bash program not working if I run '$LFS/tools/bin/bash --login +h' and issuse ls -l, the command runs but never returns to the bash prompt. I redownloaded the program, maybe, slim maybe, the programs tar.gz was corrupt. Make tests stops responding after the fourth or fifth test saying tests may fail with cat if job support was (not?) compilied in shell. more to follow.

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Jarin Scott
 
Old 02-10-2005, 04:26 PM   #4
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I am having the same problem.

After I chroot it seems that just about any command I issue is successfully run, but then bash hangs. The proc ends up using 98% of the CPU and I have to kill it before I can do anything else.

The second time this happened I tried creating the directories /lfs/dev/{shm,pts} as df was complaining that those directories didn't exist. Is this a bad thing to do? It deffinatly didn't help.

Any more ideas?
 
Old 02-10-2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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I just realized that I had installed udev-050 instead of 030 in chapter 5. I rebuilt and installed the correct version of udev. Sadly this hasn't helped the problem with bash hanging.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 12:23 PM   #6
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If you are still having problems try downloading the bash WCONtinue patch and the bash-fix-3 patch. Install them before compileing bash in chapter5. That's what I was told in irc and it worked. Good luck.

Jarin Scott
 
Old 02-16-2005, 04:16 AM   #7
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Thanks, I will run to work and give that a whorl.

I should have thought of the IRC channel. I remember how much that helped me a few years ago when I was having issues with my first RH install. Then again with Enlightenment.

/me has been in the windows world for too many years.
 
  


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