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i have a filesystem build with buildroot, to compile code for a device using a old kernel and uClibc.

Now i want to chroot into the fs. The problem is, i dont have /bin/bash, just /bin/busybox.
How do i say chroot to use busybox ash instead?
I already tried to create a link to busybox ash, but chroot still says failed to run command /bin/bash. no such file or directory.

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chroot /path/to/fs /bin/ash

See the chroot man page for details.

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this doesn't work, i just have busybox in my /bin/ directory. –  Pingu Dec 13 '12 at 15:13
You said that you had a link ash -> busybox. Anyway, just run chroot /path/to/fs /bin/busybox ash then. –  Stephane Chazelas Dec 13 '12 at 15:17
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