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Re: grub-install in chroot

Not sure what the instructions said, not that interested in finding
out.  But there is no need to boot a chroot debian root.  Grub is an
x86 bootloader.  If you want to "boot" a chroot distro then you need
to learn how the init process works, or manually bring up daemons from
the init system.

Reply to me later off list if you are interested in learning how
multiple Linux instances can run in tandem with vserver.

On 10/16/07, Igor Stirbu <igor.stirbu@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been following the instructions on installing a Debian GNU/Linux system
> [1] and
> found an issue that was not completely covered: I could not run grub-install
> in chroot
> because there are no /dev/hdX special files. So the command to be ran in
> chroot
> grub-install /dev/hda
> should be run as like that outside the chroot:
> grub-install --recheck --root-directory=/mnt/debinst /dev/hda
> I found this hint here [2] and hope it may be useful.
>  [1]
> http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/apds03.html.en
> [2]
> http://www.cs278.org/blog/ubuntu-configuration/feisty-debootstrap-encrypted-install/
> Thanks,
> Igor
> PS: I'm not on the list so please CC me if you want me to see the reply.
> --
> :wq

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