A chroot on Unix operating systems is an operation that changes the apparent root directory for the current running process and its children. A program that is run in such a modified environment cannot name (and therefore normally not access) files outside the designated directory tree.

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Cannot open GUI after ssh -X and chroot

I ssh ( with -X option ) to another computer then I I do a chroot. I then encounter problems running X11 apps. As one example, after the ssh I would run emacs and it would open a new window as a X11 ...
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Sound output not working properly in chroot

So I have a 64-bit Linux Mint 17 system and I am trying to set up a chroot environment with a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04-based system (actually something called Vinux, an Ubuntu remix). The problem is that ...
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upgrade chroot version on centOS 5?

How do I upgrade chroot release on my centos 5 server? I want to install a service that uses a new capability available in later versions (--userspec) of chroot and I can't find any documentation of ...
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Making Ubuntu programs available to fedora through “chroot”

I have Fedora and Ubuntu installed on different partitions on my system. Now i want to make programs such as "adobe reader" or "kerio-control-vpnclient-8.4.2-2869-linux" available to fedora. those ...
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chroot with unionfs-fuse, can't access /dev/*

I have created the a chroot jail in combination with unionfs-fuse so that I don't need to install another system inside it. However, the resulting system's /dev entries are not readable.This is ...
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Chroot gone wrong, can't ssh with user

Distribution: Scientific Linux 6.5 (Carbon), not exactly your typical brand of linux. Tried to chroot a user using these instructions for SSH and quite obviously failed, and now I can't even log in ...
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How to use chroot'd desktop environment on Android with external display, mouse and keyboard?

I have a chroot'd Arch Linux environment set up on my Android phone (a OnePlus One) and I would like to connect it to a monitor (directly or with use of some sort of passthrough/adapter eg. Raspberry ...
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How do I limit local user file system access? What is the best method?

I have a Linux installation with a default user and an admin user (and root). On startup, the default user is automatically logged in and a particular application is launched. My intention is to ...
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CHROOT: Unable to copy files to jailed users directory from local machine using WINSCP

I've setup a chroot environment for one of my users called client on my system. I'm using WINSCP to connect to my server from my machine using public key authentication. Everything works fine, I can ...
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Create ssh user which can only access home directory [duplicate]

I read documentation on the internet on how to create a new user with SSH access. I figured it out and to create a user is quite simple. The next step I want to take is to jail this ssh server to the ...
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How do I run chromium inside a chroot?

Okay, I can run Iceweasel 17 ESR fine and some simple X apps like xkill, so I know that it's not merely an X display problem. However any version of Chromium and Iceweasel 24 fail with the following ...
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How do I run Gnome from a systemd-nspawn container in a second X server?

I'm using systemd-nspawn to "boot" a second Linux OS from a USB hard disk. I'd like to launch that OS's Gnome Desktop in a second X server running on the same machine on a different tty than the ...
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remount chrooted read-only subdirectory (non-mountpoint) to read-write from within jail?

I'm trying to do the same of this question (multiple linux installation on same filesystem) but I get this result (root filesystem mounted as read-only) . I'm using debian/sid, have successfully ...
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How to find current chroot jail path on Linux <2.6.26

While running kernel 2.6.26 or newer it's possible to get the path of the current chroot jail by comparing the mountinfo of the current process and the init process. Is there a way to get the same ...
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Is there an ARM repository for Arch Linux?

I'm trying to create a chroot for my rooted android phone. I want to do this with the arch_bootstrap.sh script found on the wiki but I can't find an ARM repository. My PC is x86_64 Arch Linux and my ...
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How to chroot into busybox environment?

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 ...
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How to chroot to provide a new glibc version to an app?

I am trying to run a program, but when I execute it the following error appears : ./app: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required by ./app) At first I read to ...
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Login to user's session with chroot

I have an USB thumb stick with the following partition scheme: sdb sdb1 -> root partition '/' sdb2 -> /home partition If I boot from a live CD, or just from my current Ubuntu OS ...
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Using bash environment from an external OS partition

I have an external partition, /dev/sda, which contains an Ubuntu OS. The root is located in /dev/sda2. I would like to access commands from this OS partition. I have tried doing the following ...
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Deterministic method to find out whether some other process is in a chroot jail and where?

NOTE: I'm familiar with this U&L Q&A titled: How do I tell I'm running in a chroot? that sounds similar to what I'm asking, but there's a subtle difference to what I'm looking for. That ...
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32-bit on 64-bit: memory usage for multiple processes

I'm working on a Linux hosting solution for game server software, however the software in question is 32-bit and I'd be running 64-bit on the host. Now, I know I can run 32-bit apps on a 64-bit host ...
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MBR is toast or at least Grub is

This started after some kernel trouble that I left alone for a while. I had miscompiled a kernel then tried to re-compile it and started to organize a list of boot options in grub for differently ...
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How to input Chinese (JCK) in console without X running

Is it possible at all to input JCK languages (Traditional Chinese in my case) in the console without having X-windows running? All the help I have found online for Chinese input assume that X and ...
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How to properly unmount mounted directories after doing chroot?

Usually, I mount some directories to chroot environtment like this: mount -t proc /proc /mnt/chroot/proc mount --rbind /dev /mnt/chroot/dev mount --rbind /sys /mnt/chroot/sys mount --rbind /run ...
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How to set up chrooted and non-chrooted sftp?

I am trying to set up my Openssh server to allow for chrooted sftp-only users as well as for non-chrooted sftp and ssh users. My condensed (comments and blank lines removed) /etc/ssh/sshd_config looks ...
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error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6: cannot open shared object file

I have a Linux kernel and I chroot it on /var/chroot: I added bash dependencies like so: ldd /bin/bash linux-vdso.so.1 => (0x00007fff9a373000) libtinfo.so.5 => ...
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Disable operations outside user's home directory with chroot jail?

I'm trying to restrict a user to a specific directory called gclegal using a chroot jail. I've uncommented the line in the /etc/vsftpd.conf file chroot_local_user=YES Created a new user called kg: ...
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Automated test for install script

I'm writing an install script for an appliance that modifies system config files under /etc (amongst other things). How can I test this script non-destructively? Ideally I would like to run the ...
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Swap root at runtime

I am developing an embedded Linux system. The system is usually installed by creating a ISO file which is written to a USB stick the board can boot from. To make the installation possible to do ...
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Jail in chroot in debian 7.5 - Privileges Separation problem

I'm trying to create a jail for a user in my server. Let's call the user "juser". What do I want to achieve? I want an ssh user to be jailed in his home folder and not have any access (whatsoever) on ...
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How do I properly bind directories inside chroot jails using fstab?

I'm running nginx, PHP-FPM and MySQL on Debian Wheezy. I've set up chroot jails (with debootstrap) for each individual virtual host in /srv/. Everything is working like one would expect, but after ...
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Can't losetup anything on armhf NAS

I'm pretty new to linux and chrooted my NAS with armhf architecture and tried looping device: losetup -f losetup: Could not find any loop device. Maybe this kernel does not know about the loop ...
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Limit access on external drive mounted and used by sftp

I've got a unix user "popolo" who is chrooted in /srv/ftp/ and I mount my two external drives by /etc/fstab in /srv/ftp so I have /srv/stp/dude and /srv/ftp/sweet. Popolo has access to those drives ...
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How to create an environment for libraries and binaries?

I have a tool that cannot be run under my Desktop Linux. So I'd like to make a folder that contains all its requirements, and run it in the folder. Virtual machine or container is not a solution here ...
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Different fakechroot behavior on Fedora and Ubuntu

Consider the following directory tree (mychroot): mychroot/ ├── proc │   └── cpuinfo └── usr └── bin └── ls On Fedora 20: $ fakechroot chroot ./mychroot/ /usr/bin/ls proc cpuinfo ...
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How can I chroot into a live filesystem.squashfs Linux distribution?

I would like to chroot into a Live USB Linux distro, if such thing is possible. I don't know if there is a generic method, so I will detail my specific test. I am testing Kali Linux v1.0.5 Live USB ...
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Correlation between CHROOT and Crouton - -

I am trying to understand what purpose/function of CHROOT and how using it with Crouton will allow you to use certain Linux distros and libs. Does CHROOT essentially create some kind of a ...
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Allow User To Access Other User's Home Directory

I have a Fedora server. I would create an SFTP user account which is allowed to access other user's home dir. Is it possible? For example user1 -> /home/user1 user2 -> /home/user1 user2 can ...
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Unable to get Wireless working during Arch Linux install

I'm following the Arch Linux install guide here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_Guide I'm installing from a live disc. I've just used pacstrap to install the base system. I then ...
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Chrooting into ArchLinux iso installation environment

I'm trying to install ArchLinux, but my laptop hangs whenever I have any bootable media attached (other than the primary disk luckily). I tell you this, not because I'm looking to fix my laptop ...
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Implement ProFTPd server without chroot

Can I use ProFTPd without using a chroot jail (thereby preventing access to anything outside of the FTP root)? I have a requirement to have symlinks in my FTP source that point to locations outside of ...
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Start SSH session in some other directory than their home directory and lock them there

I've set up a SSH server which I've let some friends log into, both via SSH and FileZilla. I put a symbolic link to two hard drives in their home directories so that they could access some files. This ...
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Chroot Users to /opt and subdirectories [duplicate]

I'll make this short and hopefully I make sense. Im trying to give a user ssh access, but, he/she must only be able to access /opt and the few subdirectories that live under it. However, here's ...
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How to use bindfs to create a shared folder between a chroot environment and its host

As the title says. I want to use bindfs (or any viable alternative) to solve the following problem: I have a local folder that contains a maven project I am working on. However I can only build in a ...
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Is it secure to mount with defaults my /chroot partition?

I run debian with GRSECURITY patched kernel. Apache is chrooted with mod_chroot under /chroot For now I have mounted /chroot partition with defaults,nodev. However, Apache need to access ...
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Debian ARM on chroot Mumble server error

I use Debian running in a chroot next Android. $ uname -a Linux localhost 3.0.64-CM-g7e7a10d #5 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 8 17:34:47 BRT 2015 armv7l GNU/Linux I installed mumble server apt-get install ...
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Why does grub2-install escape chroot jail?

I have an odd experience. Scenario: I am writing a Linux installer (based on OpenSUSE 12.2) that runs in an initrd (actually initramfs), and I'm trying to update the bootloader. A copy of the ...
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No screens found error when starting fresh install of chroot debian wheezy with xfce gui

I am not an experienced Linux user, but have bought a chromebook and am now installing crouton. This is the very first thing I did with the Chromebook, so I don't think I need a powerwash. First I ...
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Setting up basic chroot environment from a fedora ISO image in Ubuntu

From a tutorial in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DebootstrapChroot at TLDR section i was able to set up a chroot environment for 32 bit Ubuntu ISO image under 64 bit Ubuntu. Now i need to do the ...
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Linux: how to run a program with rw access to only a folder

How can I execute a program in a way that all the system is RO and only some folders are RW? Eg: steam (:P) roexec --rw ~/.steam steam Is there any tool that allows me to do this? I've tried mount ...