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Old 10-10-2003, 05:03 PM   #1
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chroot question


i am completing the "installing basic system software" chapter in LFS. i type in the following to change to the chroot environment.

chroot $LFS /static/bin/env -i \
HOME=/root TERM=$TERM PS1='\u:\w\$ ' \
PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/static/bin \
/static/bin/bash --login

this gives me:

>
>
>
>

if i continue entering commands, there is no feed back at the command line. just more:
>
>
>
>

is this right, or have i missed something???

and by the way, once I'm at this prompt, I can never get out.
 
Old 10-11-2003, 08:44 AM   #2
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Try CTRL+C, usually works for me
 
Old 10-11-2003, 08:48 AM   #3
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I think that $LFS is suposed to be /mnt/ what ever you named the directory for your Linux from scratch.

Hope that helps.

I'm working my way through LFS too.

 
Old 10-24-2003, 02:26 PM   #4
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What's the output of echo $LFS?
 
Old 10-25-2003, 03:50 AM   #5
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its /mnt/lfs
 
Old 10-25-2003, 01:55 PM   #6
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Try typing it in again, very carefully. It looks like you have a leftover quote somwhere. To exit the PS2 command prompt you should type ^C (Control-C).
 
Old 10-27-2003, 03:24 PM   #7
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no, it's because you've just copied the whole block of commands straight from the book, instead of typing it out, copying one line at a time, or putting it in a shell script.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 03:47 PM   #8
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Ok, I'm going to try to help a bit here.

When the guide say "$LFS" that means you have to fill in the correct path. Example. When I done my Gentoo I created a directory in the /mnt directory called gentoo. When ever it came time to fill that in I had to put in /mnt/gentoo.

You need to replace "$LFS" with the correct path to the LFS directory.

Does that make sense? If not tell me what is in the /mnt directory and I'll try to help. I haven't been able to work on LFS lately so I may be wrong here. Somebody "bash" me if I am.

Later

 
Old 11-05-2003, 03:54 PM   #9
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Did you try to copy and paste the text from the book? I tried that and got the same result as you. I had to type it in manually. It's weird enough to be from the Twilight Zone or somthing. If you did type it, is there a space before your end of line ' \ ' ? This would cause problems as well.
 
  


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