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Old 06-12-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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Failed To Create Symbolic Link In Chapter 3 of LFS 6.8


Hi,

After creating directory and attempting to create soft link I get the following output:
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dhcppc0:~ # echo $LFS
/mnt/lfs
dhcppc0:~ # mkdir -v $LFS/tools
mkdir: created directory `/mnt/lfs/tools'
dhcppc0:~ # ln -sv $LFS/tools /
ln: failed to create symbolic link `/tools': File exists
dhcppc0:~ # df -h | grep $LFS
/dev/sdb6              12G  159M   12G   2% /mnt/lfs
Is this a problem? I also verified that LFS was set and mounted. Thanks for your help.
 
Old 06-12-2011, 02:19 PM   #2
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Hi,

After creating directory and attempting to create soft link I get the following output:
Code:
dhcppc0:~ # echo $LFS
/mnt/lfs
dhcppc0:~ # mkdir -v $LFS/tools
mkdir: created directory `/mnt/lfs/tools'
dhcppc0:~ # ln -sv $LFS/tools /
ln: failed to create symbolic link `/tools': File exists
dhcppc0:~ # df -h | grep $LFS
/dev/sdb6              12G  159M   12G   2% /mnt/lfs
Is this a problem? I also verified that LFS was set and mounted. Thanks for your help.
What is the output of
Code:
ls -l /
If /tools is a soft-link to $LFS/tools then you should be fine.
 
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:24 PM   #3
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Hi,

Thank you crts for your reply. This is the output of "ls -l /":
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drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 27 09:09 bin
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jun 3 21:29 boot
drwxr-xr-x 19 root root 3880 Jun 12 14:02 dev
drwxr-xr-x 117 root root 12288 Jun 12 14:02 etc
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Jun 8 11:05 home
drwxr-xr-x 20 root root 12288 Jun 12 09:02 lib
drwx------ 2 root root 16384 May 26 14:47 lost+found
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 12 09:33 media
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jun 8 09:03 mnt
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 18 06:48 opt
dr-xr-xr-x 164 root root 0 Jun 12 14:02 proc
drwx------ 29 root root 4096 Jun 12 14:10 root
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 12288 Jun 12 09:02 sbin
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 18 06:48 selinux
drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 4096 Jun 8 09:43 sources
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 May 26 14:47 srv
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 0 Jun 12 14:02 sys
drwxrwxrwt 114 root root 4096 Jun 12 14:17 tmp
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Jun 8 11:03 tools -> /mnt/lfs/tools
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 4096 May 26 14:47 usr
drwxr-xr-x 16 root root 4096 Jun 3 21:29 var
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 May 26 14:47 windows
Does this look OK?
 
Old 06-12-2011, 03:31 PM   #4
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You already have a link called "tools" in you home directory that points to /mnt/lfs/tools.
 
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:56 AM   #5
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@gdawg

The fact that you didn't think of "ls /" makes me think: are you familiar with the command line? If not, it's probably a better idea to learn it (see the tutorials in my sig, you can also search the Web) and get a bit more familiar with Linux before attempting LFS. That way, you actaully learn instead of copying and pasting commands.
 
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:20 AM   #6
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Thank you MTK358 for the tutorial links. I'm always eager to learn more about computers in general and linux in particular.

Kind regards,

Glen
 
  


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