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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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 steps:...
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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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Chroot into a different architecture?

I have a filesystem image that's going to be used for an ARM processor, but I want to install some things on it first, like a Desktop, etc. So I want to mount the filesystem on my Linux machine and ...
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create user with only permissions to execute C Programs

I am trying to build online code editor. My scenario : Through the web server a request is received for a 'C' program -the root user creates the file, compiles the file and acks success to the user. ...
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“SSH Virtual Kiosk”. Does “PermitEmptyPasswords yes” work? - How to make ssh user with empty password, so random users can use it?

How to make properly secure ssh account with empty password for running trusted binary? I'd like to make a kind of "virtual ssh Kiosk" for random users, while limiting "demo app" behind ssh "pseudo-...
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Pureftpd as user,is possible?

I want to run pure-ftpd in chroot as user,not as root,i've set server to non privileged port 5050,but i don't know how to run as user instead of root,someone know the option?
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How to create a tar of a chroot?

I want to capture everything in a chroot but am unsure whether I need to first chroot into it to see the full filesystem/preserver permissions etc. From outside the chroot, it seems like I would miss ...
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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 /mnt/...
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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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sbuild schroot fails

I am trying to package an Ubuntu package as a Debian package. For maintainability I am trying to use sbuild. Following the steps here I go through the first five steps, but when I try to build I get ...
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How can I boot into a chroot, without leaving the current OS session?

I'm building Linux systems, turn them into ISOs and then test them in a VM. But that step takes minutes, which I would like to avoid, while developing. Is there a way I can take the files, which are ...
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How is OpenSSH sftp jail/chroot working?

This question is actually too broad... What I really want to know is whether or not it actually chroots and, if so, how a SSH user deamon[1] can be launched in that jail in spite of the obvious lack ...
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How to create 32bit chroot system that is just a mirror of my current system for compiling purposes?

After lot of googling and posting and crying over obscure GCC linker error messages I concluded that the only way to reliably build something in foreign CPU architecture is to set up a chroot ...
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enable a user to chroot?

I have a script that I am running as a regular user (but one that can sudo). This script relates to BIND and gathers information each time it runs. It has not been working correctly and I noticed ...
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how to avoid direct/network root login on the system and using some chroot to admin the system?

here the idea for which I seek a solution: I want to have a system with no way to log as root. I want to manage the system (edit /etc/files, (un)install something, etc.) by physically unplug the ...
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Is it possible to chroot sftp service as unprivileged user?

I currently have an sftp-only sshd service running as an unprivileged user that works fine. When adding ChrootDirectory %h to the separate user_sshd_config, the user is immediately disconnected after ...
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Running ssh from chroot jail in SuSE

I'm trying to make a server that acts as sort of an access point for lots of other machines. I want to give one user jailed access to it so they can ssh to other machines in the network. I've got ...
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chroot cannot find cgi file

I am unable to serve or execute a cgi file, and the cause seems to be that chroot is unable to find the cgi file when the permission is set to executable. $>ls -l /var/www/my/dir/test.cgi -rwxr-xr-...
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Docker in Crouton - VFS consuming astronomical amounts of space

I'm attempting to help out a roommate who has installed Kubuntu on his Chromebook using Crouton (it's basically just a fancy chroot run within ChromeOS). I helped him get the Docker daemon running, ...
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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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ARM cross compilation package not found

I'm trying for arm cross compilation on my i386 machine using sysroot and chroot.I want to set environment variables like PKG_CONFIG_PATH to sysroot.Right now my code is not compiling because it is ...
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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 "pseudo-...
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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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Set up chroot for LDAP users in RHEL6

I have been working on this for 2 days now and am about to give up so someone please help. I have a Red Hat 6 server joined to my active directory domain. Logins work just fine under normal ...
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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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setting up sftp users only second instances of sshd

I created second instances of sshd called sshd-sftponly and using different port (e.g 2222 ) and made all necessary changes in /etc/rc.d/init.d/sshd-sftponly and /etc/ssh/sshd_config-sftponly ...
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Using chroot to restore Kubuntu 14.04

I have accidentaly purged some system files and now Kubuntu 14.04 won't boot past the start up logo. I read online that I can perform changes on my system through my LiveUSB and the BASH chroot ...
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American Fuzzy Lop run test program as unprivileged user or in chroot

I'm attempting to test tcsh on OS X with American Fuzzy Lop as an exercise, but don't want to accidentally clobber any useful files on my system. Knowing essentially nothing about fuzz testing, I did ...
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Why does copying /lib into a chroot jail not work? [closed]

I am working on a chroot jail that runs dropbear on an embedded system. I have created the jail, and tested it works. The issue I'm having is with dropbear. (dropbear is running in the chroot (...
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Python installation fails in chroot

I tried to install Miniconda Python in a chroot: chroot $1 wget -q https://repo.continuum.io/miniconda/Miniconda3-3.19.0-Linux-x86_64.sh -O /tmp/miniconda.sh ...
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How to 'snapshot' a chroot?

I want to perform something similar to a 'clone' on vmware fusion/virtualbox/a VM manager. Host and chroot are both ubuntu. One complicating factor may be that this chroot may have one or more child ...
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Build errors on a copied operating system in a chroot

I'm in a bit of an interesting situation. In an attempt to have root access on my school's physics network computers, I ended up creating a chroot environment, using fakeroot and fakechroot. As every ...
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debian jessie volume group not found and cant boot

I have accidentally deleted my boot partition. OS is Debian Jessie with LUKS LVM. I have created a new partition and successfully reinstalled grub with chroot method. Now when I try to boot, my root ...
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Trigger a GTK application from CHROOT during LightDM startup

I am trying run a GTK application with chrooted environment. Mentioned are the lightdm settings which I have set. System configuration: OS : Debian 8 chroot FS: Debian 6 Windows manager : LXDE ...
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unix chroot jail shell (with or without sudo?)

at the moment I am creating a chroot jail. Therefore I read some articles and everything seems to be clear, exept for one thing: the chroot jail shell In one source they created the following setup ...
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SFTP chrooted to home directory and users wanted to have a write permission to home directory [duplicate]

I have a new request from the user and these are the following requirements Request to have an sftp user account and disable shell access Sftp User should only see their home directory (ie.. /home/...
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pid file error when starting stunnel

I'm trying to start stunnel at my mac os as client. But I'm not able to get it running as I have noticed this reported problem at the stunnel's log file: 2015.10.10 16:10:24 LOG5[ui]: stunnel 5.23 on ...
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Arch - How do Install a package made in a clean chroot?

I've been trying to build and install GNU Icecat from source on Arch linux using yaourt, but I've recieved errors during the build relating to the Infinality font set. I came across this page from ...
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How does a chroot system interact with the kernel

I am trying to debug an OpenGL issue in a piece of closed source software. The software supposedly works in Debian Wheezy and I would like to get it working in Arch. I tried running it in a Debian ...