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Thread: Chroot error - can't find /bin/bash

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    Default Chroot error - can't find /bin/bash

    Hello,
    When following the install how to I came across an error at this point:

    bt~#chroot /mnt/backtrack/ /bin/bash
    bt~#nano /etc/lilo.conf

    when I do chroot /mnt/backtrack/ /bin/bash - it says /bin/bash doesn't exist, but I can view it through Konqueror.

    I noticed other people have this error but the only solution I found was to use:

    mount -o bind /dev /mnt/backtrack-partition/dev

    And that didnt work.


    Any help would be appreciated please!

    Smickus

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    tried chroot /mnt/backtrack /mnt/backtrack/bin/bash ?

    or even used `which bash`?

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    A few other members of the forum have mentioned running into this problem as well. You might want to consider simply re-doing it from scratch and making sure not to leave a single step out during the process. In the prior cases this has seemed to do the trick when all else fails.
    -Monkeys are like nature's humans.

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    Thanks, I think I was rushing through with the copying over of files, I turned on verbose so I could see what was going on with the cp command, this made me wait 20 minutes instead of being impatient, followed the rest of the steps and it went through fine...

    Patience is a virtue it seems

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