[ubuntu-uk] 32-bit chroot on Hardy

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Mar 13 10:25:01 GMT 2008

Quoting Neil Greenwood <neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com>:

> On 13/03/2008, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>>  I have a pesky app which won't work on 64-bit Hardy.  Rather than mess
>>  around installing a completely separate installation of 32-bit Ubuntu or
>>  setting up a VM, I thought I'd have a go at setting up a 32-bit chroot.
>>  It's been a couple of years since I setup a 32-bit chroot, and the only
>>  thing I've found that makes any sense is this guide...
>>  http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=24575
>>  I've done the dbootstrap command (substituting hoary for hardy) and it
>>  appears to install things.  I then get to the chroot command and type...
>>  chroot /chroot/
>>  It then says it can't find /bin/bash, but it's in /chroot/bin/bash.
>>  I just wondered if anyone had sucessfully got a 32-bit chroot working?
> I got one working by following the instructions at
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DebootstrapChroot. These
> instructions say that dchroot is deprecated. Maybe they'll help you
> get a working system.
> If you do, it's probably worth adding a note to the forum thread to
> help anyone else who has the problem.
> Hwyl,
> Neil.

Thanks Neil, I'll give it a try this evening and report back.


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