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How would a debootstrap'ed system differ from a regular-installation system?

Suppose I perform a debootstrap-based installation of a Debian version onto an HDD/SSD, as described here, including a tasksel standard to finish things off. Now, the guide tells me that: You cannot ...
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Add custom “distribution” to APT repository, for using with debootstrap?

So I have an apt repo. I want to be able to use debootstrap to build a system containing custom set of packages onto a flash drive from this repo. I have the repo all set up and containing everything ...
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Configuring GRUB in a USB debootstrap environment

I run Debian Testing on a Dell Latitude E5450. I created a USB environment with debootstrap following the instructions posted here, and here. As per those instructions (and others), I mounted my ...
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chroot debootstrap problem : possibly the package systemd is at fault

I would like to run X86 applications on my Jetson Nano using qemu and debootstrap on ubuntu 18.04. Actually I'm following this tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzAoaFOJy7U&t=338s&...
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chroot debootstrap problem : no such file or directory

I would like to run X86 applications on my Jetson Nano using qemu and debootstrap on ubuntu 18.04. Actually I'm following this tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzAoaFOJy7U&t=338s&...
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What is the Debian equivalent of `dnf --installroot`

dnf allows you to install in a different root than / by provding --installroot. This is frequently use with tools like buildah. Is there any method to set the root location with apt?
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debootstrap installation kernel mismatch

I tried to install a new Debian 10 system using debootstrap: mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/chroot debootstrap --variant=minbase buster /mnt/chroot ftp.au.debian.org The bootstrap looks good so far. Now ...
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Install Debian Package in chroot

I am building a minimal Debian image with debootstrap, chroot in it and installing grub. Now I need to install some custom self created debian packages. These packages have postinst scripts running ...
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What exactly does the “noauth” property mean in multistrap config?

From https://manpages.debian.org/wheezy/multistrap/multistrap.1: --no-auth - allow the use of unauthenticated repositories. Same as noauth=true What I understand from this definition is that ...
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No /var/lib/dpkg/info/dash.preinst in Buster

In https://wiki.debian.org/Multistrap#Steps_for_Squeeze_and_later, it's required to run the following command in chroot environment: /var/lib/dpkg/info/dash.preinst install This command runs in ...
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debootstrap Couldn't find these debs: lxc

I'm trying to follow along to a guide to creating an unprivileged lxc container on Ubuntu. According to the instructions, I should run: debootstrap --include=lxc eoan rootfs But when I run that, I ...
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Building arm / aarch64 rootfs

I am interested to generate a Debian rootfs for aarch64 machine from an x86_64 workstation. What are the required steps to achieve this ? As far as I know the proper way is to use debootstrap: https:...
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QEMU networking: Host to Guest

I want to connect a host(Debian 10 VM) to a qemu-guest (Debian on aarch64 ARM). I used to debootstrap tool to install a Debian root file system. Then I installed the qemu-user-static device on my host....
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How to Debootstrap specific version in Ubuntu or Debian?

i want to install a specific version of Ubuntu or Debian, In ubuntu i want to debootstrap the specific version 16.04.0, and i'm using this code: debootstrap --arch=amd64 --variant=buildd xenial "/...
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deboostrap overlay-like/union filesystem and network boot?

I'll describe the situation first: I'm trying to create a network booted Linux (Debian) for about 200 workstations. Unfortunately, those workstations become hardware-heterogenous in previous years; ...
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debootstrap chroot x11 cannot open display 0 no protocol error

after installing a chroot, I found trouble when connecting to x11, I would think this was a normal use case but coudln't find anything specific about this use case # debootstrap stable /srv/stable/ .....
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Why debootstrap can only run as root?

I want to download Debian system using debootstrap (creating chroot environment) and when I run debootstrap stable ./dir $debian_ftp, debootstrap says: E: debootstrap can only run as root Why can't ...
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What are the possible options for the --arch option in debootstrap?

I need to set the arch option in debootstrap. So I did some research and read the manual. After reading the manual I see that the section on the options simply says --arch=ARCH Implying that I ...
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cdebootstrap vs debootstrap: what is the difference?

Does cdebootstrap provide any advantages to debootstrap? What is the difference between the two other than the implementation language?
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Chroot : no such file or directory [closed]

I know it has been asked before but they do not solve my problem. I have already binded the /dev and /proc, copied the qemu-arm-static to /usr/bin. But chroot fails at executing any command. It was ...
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Having a bit of trouble debootstrapping a Ubuntu (18.04) via Debian 8.10

The hoster I am using provides a Debian 8.10 (kernel 4.9.85) as a rescue system. In the past I've been using that to bootstrap Ubuntu using debootstrap from here. I am using a few preparational steps ...
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live-build behind a proxy at lb bootstrap_archive-keys step gets Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA'

I've been trying to do the steps from 18.4 from here: https://debian-live.alioth.debian.org/live-manual/stable/manual/html/live-manual.en.html#847 When running the lb build I get an error at the lb ...
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How can I use an expired key with debootstrap?

I'm trying to use debootstrap to create a Debian Squeeze chroot (from Debian Squeeze (stable)), so I can install some no-longer-supported software. But I get an error: $ sudo debootstrap --keyring=/...
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How to create a Debian sid chroot from Arch Linux?

I would like to create a Debian sid chroot from my Arch Linux system. I have installed debootstrap from the community repository with pacman. Then I ran: # debootstrap sid $MY_CHROOT http://debian....
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How to add locales to a chrooted system programmatically?

I have written a shell script which debootstraps a Debian system into a directory, chroots in there, sets everything up (passwords and SSH keys and so on), and generates a bootable image file from it. ...
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List of Debian packages with essential priority

From my understanding, the debootstrap program with the minbase option only installs packages with "essential priority" (and possibly apt). Is there a web resource which lists all packages with ...
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How Do I Access Network Proxy From Chroot?

I have set up apt-cacher-ng on my laptop cat /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/02proxy Acquire::http { Proxy "http://localhost:3142"; }; I can install a package, turn off the internet, remove the package and ...
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How Can I Run debootstrap Offline?

I want to run debootstrap multiple times for the same target. Often I am in transit with no internet access and would like to run it offline. How can I run the process one with internet access and ...
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Couldn't find these debs: linux-image-4.9.0-3-amd64

Every now and then I'm debootstraping debian into a local directory. Until 3 hours ago it worked fine, however, now I get this error message: Command debootstrap --include linux-image-4.9.0-3-amd64,...
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MySQL in debian namespace

I have a debian jessie box and i installed a debian jessie debootstrap namespace. I install the mysql service inside the jail and i get error when i try to start the mysql service. How can fix this? /...
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Unable to execute redirection in chroot environment

I've set up full working debootstrap-ed arm chroot environment. I can chroot in it, run commands, etc. I am making a script that will customize chroot env, but I struggle with this. For example: ...
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Debootstrap debian into root with SW RAID1

I'm stuck with a Linux upgrade question, please give me some advice for the following situation: I've a NAS with Marvell Armada 370 CPU which runs an ancient Debian (Etch, I believe). The NAS itself ...
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Install kernel 4.3.5 in Debian Jessie

I have created a Debian Jessie container using debootstrap. After installing the required packages, I now would like to install kernel 4.3.5, because some of my drivers need this specific version. ...
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Kernel 4.9 module mismatch

I installed Debian Jessie with debootstrap, updated the kernel to 4.9.0-0.bpo.3-amd64 and created an image of it. Now, I wanted to start Jessie with qemu and the following command: qemu-system-x86_64 -...
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Use local (on disk) mirror for debootstrap

I'm trying to debootstrap from local files. I followed this guide. My host machine runs debian that I installed with : debootstrap stable /mnt http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ What I did: mkdir /...
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How to calculate the correct size of a loopback device filesystem image for debootstrap?

I'm using debootstrap to create a rootfs for a device that I want to then write to an image file. To calculate the size needed from my rootfs, I do the following: local SIZE_NEEDED=$(du -sb $...
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debootstrap not working in kali and mint

I am trying to install linux in android by chroot method. Following tutorials available on internet , I tried debootstrap on kali linux and mint. But everytime it returns no output. debootstrap --...
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Failed getting release file while running debootstrap with sudo

If I run debootstrap in with sudo I get the following output: I: Retrieving InRelease I: Failed to retrieve InRelease I: Retrieving Release E: Failed getting release file http://de.archive.ubuntu....
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Why “shift” command is using in this case? [closed]

I am rewriting debootstrap to fit me and for education. Why "shift" command in interaction piece of code in "functions" file? There are not so many arguments sent to use "shift" and, as I know, ...
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Why does uname -m report differently in chroot and schroot environment?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2, 64 bit host system. Using debootstrap, I installed a minimal Ubuntu 14.04.2, 32 bit system in trusty32 directory. This is what my schroot configuration look like: [...
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use a different socket than /dev/log, system-wide

Is there a way to make a whole Debian (Jessie) installation use a different syslog socket than /dev/log (like, for example, /tmp/my-other-log) ? Reason: I'm running Debian Jessie in a chroot ...
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Creating bootable Debian image with debootstrap

I have been trying to create a bootable debian (jessie/8.4) image for the past 2 days, and as far as I can tell I have the procedure right, but I can not get the filesystem right. I am relatively sure ...
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Initramfs in debootstrap chroot of fully encrypted system

I'm working on a script to create a fully encrypted washable system from debootstrap. It's doing some good, but the initramfs image that comes out does not pick up the cryptroot properly. After ...
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chpasswd apply changes in the chroot directory

I have debootstraped version of wheezy on my Archlinux machine and would like to change it's root password: echo "root:toor" | chpasswd --root /home/containers/wheezy/ However I get an error: ...
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chpasswd apply changes in the chroot directory [duplicate]

I have debootstraped version of wheezy on my Archlinux machine and would like to change it's root password: echo "root:toor" | chpasswd --root /home/containers/wheezy/ However I get an error: ...
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Can you pin a particular version of a chroot?

The question may quite make sense due to my chroot newbiness, but what I mean to ask is how I can make sure that when I create a new chroot, I download the same set of files each time. In the git ...
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the most minimal Debian/sid installed with debootstrap?

In the past years I used debootstrap to install my desktop Debian (daily usage) and I'm planning to use it once again, but until now I just used debootstrap default options, this time instead I'd like ...
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fakeroot cdebootstrap: Failed to unshare: Operation not permitted [duplicate]

On Debian, when running: $ fakeroot cdebootstrap stable /tmp/foo cdebootstrap downloads the packages, but when it has to extract them, I get this error: E: Failed to unshare: Operation not ...
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Installing Debian on Embedded system with serial console or network console (PCH)

I have an embedded system based on the Intel-Atom with PCH which we are busy developing. In the embedded environment I have: A Serial console through the PCH which means this doesn't work with the ...
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Is it possible to run debootstrap within a fakeroot environment?

I have a script that prepares an installation image by running debootstrap, does some modifications on the files and then copies the files to a disk image backed up by a file. This works under root, ...