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/

I: Running command:

 $ debootstrap --arch armel --foreign precise ./precise/
 /usr/sbin/debootstrap: 1280: /usr/sbin/debootstrap: cannot create  /media/ziomario/Nexus-10/Images/313/precise/test-dev-null: Permission denied

E: Cannot install into target '/media/ziomario/Nexus-10/Images/313/precise' mounted with noexec or nodev

do you know how to fix it ? my system is like this :

Linux ziomario-Macmini 3.11.0-15-generic #23-Ubuntu SMP Mon Dec 9 18:17:04 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

and this is the content of the /etc/fstab file :

<file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0

/ was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=c703f96e-42fd-4734-b622-15ba1dd5fc21 /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1

swap was on /dev/sda6 during installation
UUID=1c2b872f-3be3-4c6c-b021-6cec3e8b77e2 none            swap    sw              0       0



1 Answer 1


Remounting with exec and dev is the solution. If your filesystem is encrypted, you also need to pass -i to mount.

 sudo mount -i -o remount,exec,dev /home/user

Where in my case /home/user/ is my encrypted home directory. After that debootstrap had no issues any more.

I found this answer here on Super User and it worked for me.

  • what? "mount: /home/thetechrobo: can't find in /etc/fstab." Dec 12, 2020 at 0:49

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