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I was trying to get steam for linux to work on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64 bits system. I installed these three (some 32 bit) packages:

http://packages.ubuntu.com/quantal/libc-bin
http://packages.ubuntu.com/quantal/libc6
http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/libc6-i386

And now my computer panics on boot. I tried to chroot from an Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD using these commands:

mount /dev/sda1 /media/x
mount --bind /sys /media/x/sys
mount --bind /proc /media/x/proc
mount --bind /dev /media/x/dev
chroot /media/x

But I get this error:

chroot: cannot run command `/bin/bash': No such file or directory

But everything is there. My entire system is on /media/x

I also tried using:

chroot /media/x /bin/bash

Please help!!

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The `/bin/bash': No such file or directory error can mean that some shared library was missing (or maybe the wrong bit-ness), even if /bin/bash itself exists. It's a confusing message. –  Mechanical snail Feb 15 '13 at 23:47
    
you tried to chroot from where? i am confused, are you on a LiveCD and if yes, which one? –  Stefan Feb 15 '13 at 23:47
    
I am using lucid 10.04 lts. And yes I tried to chroot from the live cd. –  Dan Feb 15 '13 at 23:49
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Oh and the live CD is the 64 bit edition! –  Dan Feb 15 '13 at 23:51
    
@Dan: How did you install the 3 packages you linked at the top? If you did it manually, perhaps you overwrote the libc runtime with a 32-bit version. I think that would produce the No such file error. –  Mechanical snail Feb 15 '13 at 23:53

1 Answer 1

This will unfortunately not answer your question in any way, but it will hopefully increase your knowledge of how Ubuntu works a lot. No offence if you knew these things already. But if not, then I cannot let you not knowing those tips. The comments section is too small for this explanation.

Installing a program

I have the impression that you downloaded the packages from http://packages.ubuntu.com and then installed them. Is that correct ? If yes, you have to know that downloading something from the web to install it is very common for Windows but very rare for Ubuntu.

Usually, you should use the Software Center or a command in the terminal containing "apt-get".

Ubuntu versions names

The version number is for instance 10.04, 12.04 or 12.10. The first part indicates the year and the second indicates the month of release. For instance 12.04 came out in April 2012.

"LTS" means Long Term Support. There is an LTS version of Ubuntu every 2 years : 10.04 and 12.04 are the latest ones.

64bits and 32bits are related to your processor.


Have fun with Ubuntu and your video games ! I hope you'll get another answer that actually answers your question.

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Epic fail answer. Someone please help.. –  Dan Feb 16 '13 at 0:36

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