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Old 12-15-2010, 06:17 PM   #1
Tamaros
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installing old ubuntu version into a chroot


I've been looking at setting up the iPhone-Dev toolchain on my ubuntu box. Its only known to be compatible with feisty and gutsy. So I found this guide about setting up a chrooted install. Since gutsy is no longer hosted on the regular mirrors I had to settle for an old cd image. I mounted the iso, copied the files over into a working directory and used 'ftp:///path/to/files' instead of 'http://mirror.url'

Not sure if using the cd files instead of an actual mirror might be part of my problem.

when I run
PHP Code:
sudo debootstrap --variant=buildd --arch i386 gutsy /var/chroot file:///home/me/ubuntu/ 
I get this:
PHP Code:
IRetrieving Release
I
Validating Packages
I
Resolving dependencies of required packages...
IResolving dependencies of base packages...
IChecking component main on file:///home/me/ubuntu...
IValidating libatm1
I
Chosen extractor for .deb packagesdpkg-deb
W
Failure trying to runchroot /var/chroot mount -t proc proc /proc 
if I just run 'sudo chroot /var/chroot' i get
PHP Code:
chrootfailed to run command `/bin/bash': No such file or directory 
SO the root of the problem is that bash (and maybe some other important files that I don't even know about) is not being placed in the chroot file structure before debootstrap tries to chroot in.

For compatibility (with the iPhone-dev toolchain) I am trying to install the i386 version so I can't just copy over the binaries from my current install which is x86-64. Is it possible to get a compatible i386 bash binary and copy it in or is there maybe another, more fundamental problem in the way I'm setting up the chroot environment?


EDIT:

Apparently using the extracted CD was my issue. I tried the same procedure with hardy from the Ubuntu mirrors and it worked like a charm.

Last edited by Tamaros; 12-16-2010 at 12:02 AM.
 
  


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