a linux command to change the filesystem root a process can see, limiting it's access to the real filesystem root

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All SFTP chroot access is read only?

These are the pertinent lines from my /etc/ssh/sshd_config Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match Group sftp X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no ChrootDirectory %h ForceCommand internalsftp ...
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Xfce Session won't start, permission problem

we came across a problem with ubuntu, while trying to upgrade the installation from 12.10 Quantal to 13.04 Raring. The Upgrade itself was okay, but afterwards the xfce desktop won't start, but the ...
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How to enter a chroot without using sudo?

Is it possible to enter a chroot without using sudo? If so, how? I've tried googling, but all I get are results about crouton.
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How do I make a chroot clone of my [current setup] like after a fresh install

Where I am... I know that I debootstrap trusty /chroot-dir and then I... mount --bind /dev /chroot-dir/dev && mount --bind /proc /chroot-dir/proc and then cat ...
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Having an issue with Ubuntu on my Samsung Chromebook?

Ok so first off I had this running pretty slick before my fiance touched it. Booted it back to regular mode. So i have to go back through and turn developer mode on, and reinstall crouton and all ...
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Tightvnc Server - How to [Minimal CPU/Latency] for basic apps over 802.11n direct

Greetings fellow tinkers, and people who... "fix" things... Right then!So I have a Nexus 5 in a chrooted Ubuntu 14.04 that I want to export the display from to a 10 inch tablet via wifi - And before ...
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Is there a guide step by step to use old libraries within a new system or new libraries with a old system for debootstrap or chroot?

The response in here How to run HipHop with an old libc6 (not solved) and libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.16' not found was so short (for me, I am mid level linux user, not pro, because I don't know ...
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How to resolve hostnames in chroot?

I try to repair an broken Ubunu 14.04 with chroot. What I did, is to boot Ubuntu from USB mounted the original system that has to be repaired and changed to this system with chroot: sudo mount ...
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How do I chroot an SSH user to their home directory?

I don't want to use jailkit. My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. I am setting up a user account on my server for a kid I tutor, so he can run a minecraft server. He will be using putty to ssh into my server, and I ...
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wget inside chroot - cannot verify certificate?

I'm trying to install some packages into a chroot and when getting the key I get these errors: root@devpc:/# wget -O- 'https://ceph.com/git/?p=ceph.git;a=blob_plain;f=keys/release.asc' ...
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Chroot with specific kernel

I need to build some old drivers with specific kernel version. The Kernel 2.6.31-20-generic is needed. I have tried to built it on Ubuntu 12.04 and the new one, 14.04 with no success. The only one ...
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LTSP - thin client VS fat client - how does the root folder work?

There is plenty of information on the internet including here, but I could not find a specific discussion on it. Any comment is appreciated. Sorry if it is a very rookie question. I installed Ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to compile a kernel module under chroot?

Under a chroot environment, is it possible to build a kernel module without having the kernel installed, just the headers? It sounds like something you wouldn't want to do, but in my case I do. I've ...
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Unsuccesful upgrade from 13.10 to 14 64bit

I had unsuccessful upgrade to kubuntu 14, unfortunatly. I does this steps: sudo mkdir -p /media/ubuntu sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/ubuntu sudo mount --bind /dev /media/ubuntu/dev sudo mount --bind ...
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ubuntu upgrade rescue meet the udev problem, help

Thank adevance, please help me out! I upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04, but there is problems occured, so I rescued through KNOPPIX livecd. Just now the problem is: when i tried in chroot enviroment : ...
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Chromebook crouton installation continually failing

I have a Samsung ARM (Series 3) chromebook. Following the tutorials online to download Ubuntu via crouton, and each of the three times I have tried, I get this error before the installation ...
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How to chroot [Android] on top of [Ubuntu]

I know I can run ubuntu on android: With a Chroot (Linux installer, etc from market) but how does one run android chroot under ubuntu?
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vsftpd giving 500 OOPS: vsftpd: refusing to run with writable root inside chroot() even though the root is not writable

I have a user - ftpuser - whom I want to chroot to his home directory. I set the .conf file, created the user, and set his home directory to read only: $ cat /etc/passwd ...
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Create Jailed Users Using Programing Language

I want to create limited users in my system able to use only few commands. I read this question and jailkit is awesome and do what I want, except one thing creating the users dynamically (via ...
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ARM chromebook crouton xfce precise. one too many desktops

Running crouton xfce precise on ARM chromebook. I seem to have set up 2 chroots. when using the ctrl/alt/shift/back key combo I cycle through chrome desktop, then 2 xfce/ubuntu desktops. the one i ...
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Need help with sending audio from Ubuntu inside Linuxonandroid to Android

I understand that this is not entirely a Ubuntu question but it's pretty darn near:). I'm asking this question here since the linuxonandroid community is too small to get this solved within this ...
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uptart and gnokii and chroot

I try to run this upstart script. # description "" author "" start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] #chroot /home/ubuntu/ respawn respawn limit 1 1 exec sudo smsd -u ...
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Provide an Xserver To Chroot

Description: I'm using a Lubuntu 13.10 X86-64 livecd to chroot into another Lubuntu 13.10 X86-64 located on my hard drive in a folder called chroot. I've had no trouble using the terminal to chroot ...
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postfix doesn't authenticate through /var/spool/postfix/var/run/saslauthd

I have a problem with postfix. I followed all description from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix. And it worked perfect except smtp authentication. I've suffered that mail.log always told ...
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installing ubuntu base system in home folder as non-root

I don't have root acess to a server which is running centos. I need a minimal ubuntu chroot environment in my $HOME . (just the apt-get, repositories etc to install packages and run them in terminal. ...
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chroot to repair grub gives corrupted shared libraries

I'm currently trying to repair a system that's stuck at the grub rescue> prompt. It seems like grub needs to be reinstalled, so I'm following some prior threads to get there. Trying to chroot into ...
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Ubuntu fails to complete chroot setup during installation, how do I resolve this? [duplicate]

I am trying to download Ubuntu using crouton but I keep getting the same error message: Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/smbclient_2%3a3.6.3-2ubuntu2.9_amd64.deb ...
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Cannot access LAN in chroot

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 x32 running in a Chroot environment (using Crouton) on my Chromebook. It runs perfectly, and can access the internet. However, it cannot access computers on the local network (it ...
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ARM Chroot installing xfce fails, packages named different

I am trying to install xfce within an ARM chroot, most packages download fine however a handful error out, after looking at the packages in the repo I have found that what apt-get is trying to get ...
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ARM ubuntu fails to get certain packages

I have ARM ubuntu running under a chroot and everything seems to be set up and working well, however when I go to install certain packages I end up with failing to fetch errors, this does not happen ...
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SFTP chroot configuration error

Can anyone see what I have done wrong in this procedure? I can connect to the server as the new user and am in the chrooted directory, but despite setting all the proper root permissions, I cannot add ...
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Cannot install into target mounted with noexec or nodev while doing qemu-deboot strapping

I'm trying to install the armel version of Ubuntu with qemu-deboot-strap on my desktop X64 system,but I've found this error : $ mkdir precise $ sudo qemu-debootstrap --arch=armel precise ./precise/ ...
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How to configure SFTP to login in the “/” directory?

I want to login as root and make the / as the default directory in SFTP. Newbie help needed
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Sandbox way for linux [closed]

I wonder if there is a kind of a sandboxing solution for linux: when I want to try a software without installing it I get all the .deb files and extract then somewhere, then I do two things: export ...
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How to get Juniper 7 (R4) working with Ubuntu 13.04 (64) on Chromebook (Crouton install)?

I've been trying to get my company's Juniper VPN to work on my Crouton install. I'm running Crouton on a C720 with Ubuntu 13.04. I was able to get past the JRE issue (Not able to connect to Juniper ...
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Restricting certain actions in a directory

So i have a web project, its a website that gives certain problems and the users try to find a solution using the C language, the compiling process is done by PHP, what i want to know is how can i ...
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What is required to enable outbound connections from a chroot jail?

I have Apache2 running in a chroot jail, using the Apache config option 'ChrootDir /chroot', The OS is Ubuntu Pangolin 12.04. The jail ('chroot' dir) is manually built, with a minimal set of files, ...
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Copying files into custom uck chroot environment

I have been trying to setup a custom Ubuntu 13.10 ISO, containing programs and utilitiess that are beyond what is installed by default. I am initially using uck and finally got it working for me, ...
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Chrooting to a mounted USB Stick using SFTP

I would like to use SFTP over OpenSSH as a small FTP server. However I would like to use a mounted hard drive or USB stick as the chrooted directory for the user. As far as I see, chrooting is ...
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Restore permission and ownersip to root/home folders?

I have migrated my system to a new hard disk and backed up my system to an external NTFS volume with rsync- ahv, a oversight and mistake given that NTFS volumes do not support UNIX permissions. ...
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X Server crashes when I start Firefox from chroot

I thought to start an isolated Firefox instance in a chroot, but it always crashes my X Server. I tried with different chroot environments (raring, trusty), and tried schroot and plain chroot too. ...
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Accidentally uninstalled all kernels

I'm running the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS LAMP server. I got an error stating that my root directory was full after running an apt-get dist-upgrade, so following the instructions I found online, I uninstalled ...
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ImportError: No module named mechanize

I am having an issue where I have definitely installed mechanize both on my machine and in various virtual environments. When i running the program got error message ImportError: No module named ...
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What does “${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}” do in my terminal prompt?

In my terminal prompt definition in my .bashrc file, among other things, I have this snippet of code: ${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)} What does this do, and do I need it?
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Is it possible to upgrade a machine remotely using local system resources?

I'm doing an upgrade on a little Intel Atom "nettop". It's extremely slow and takes somewhere around an hour to do a release upgrade. I'm looking to improve that. This question follows a slightly ...
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How to reset chroot

I've been using chroot to do some testing . But after i'm done i want a fast way to simply reset the chroot so i can reuse it again without recreating it from scratch .
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500 OOPS: vsftpd: refusing to run with writable root inside chroot() Login failed [duplicate]

I have tried: ufw and selinux is shutdown sudo chmod 755 ftp allow_writeable_chroot=YES How to solve the problem?
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Unable to run executable from mounted flashdrive on Chromebook

I recently got a Chromebook and installed Crouton on it so I can run Ubuntu natively. Since the machine only has 16GB of SSD I decided to get a tiny flash drive that I can keep in it at all times. The ...
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rssh with chroot

(I changed the IP address and port to protect the innocent.) On the server, my /etc/passwd entry, /etc/rssh.conf, and the file I'm trying to access look like this: lawsa@bukavu:/mnt/share/Public$ ...
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Why does mounting proc in my chroot fail during debootstrapping?

In a cleanly installed Ubuntu Raring machine I am trying to perform a debootstrap of another system. Here's the exact command: http_proxy=http://192.168.122.1:8000/ debootstrap --arch=amd64 raring ...