chroot is a command on UNIX-like systems which runs a process under a different root directory.

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SFTP ChRoot result in broken pipe

I have a website that I want to add some restricted access to a sub-folder. For this, I've decided to use CHROOT with SFTP (I mostly followed this link : ...
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GRUB Booting from subdir Issue

I am encountering a boot issue: My primary linux distro was not installed on / but (I don't know why the developers chose it) on /@/ which implies that my rootfs lies under /@. However when I ...
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chrooted sftp user with write permissions to /var/www

I am getting confused about this setup that I am trying to deploy. I hope someone of you folks can lend me a hand: much much appreciated. Background info Server is Debian 6.0, ext3, with ...
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Chroot ssh user to home folder results in Connection refused

I'm trying to give someone ssh access to a (Ubuntu 14.04) server I've got, but I want to limit them to their own home folder. So I'm trying to follow this tutorial. I first created a user (sudo ...
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mount dev, proc, sys in a chroot environment?

I'm trying to create a Linux image with custom picked packages.What I'm trying to do is to hand craft the packages I'm going to use on an XO laptop, because compiling packages takes really long time ...
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How to start Xorg-server inside plain chroot?

when I runchroot /somepath /usr/bin/startxI got something what looks like an evdev problem... (I correctly --bind mounted /dev/ /dev/pts /dev/shm /proc /sys /tmp ) The screen is displayed and ...
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chrooting ngIRCd on Debian

I am wanting to set up an IRC server on a Linode instance. I'm a bit nervous about the IRCd being a possible attack vector on the system. So in addition to using a non-standard connection port, I want ...
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How do I use the terminal SCREEN when chrooted?

How do I allow a user to use SCREEN on a chrooted user? I have tried everything but I keep on failing. I need the user to be able to use SCREEN when they are logged in bash as a chrooted user.
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Can I chroot to a linux environment from windows

I want to know if it is somehow possible to chroot into a Linux system from Windows, or, is there some technique or hack to achieve that?
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ubuntu on chroot apt-get update fail - Unable to parse package

When I chroot under Ubuntu 12.04 and run apt-get update in my chroot home, I get: 100% [21 Translation-en gzip 0 B] [22 Translation-en bzip2 3E: Unable to parse package file ...
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Keeping users inside their home directory

I have a fresh install of CentOS and I'm currently setting up users. Their home directories reside within /home/username/ and I want to make it so that they cannot ls or cd outside that area when ...
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Unity closes on Ubuntu Logout, but does not complete logout. (Crouton on Chromebook)

I've got a Chromebook 14 "dual-booting" Ubuntu 14.04 using Crouton with the stock Chrome OS. I've had it like this for a while with everything operating fine. As you know, Linux Distros are kind of ...
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If I create a jail for a process does that process need to be chrooted every time I start it?

I just installed Debian on my computer and I'm looking to run ownCloud in a chroot jail. I'm not exactly sure how to do this but from what I can tell I just copy the files needed to install and run ...
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Using my server to do computationally heavy tasks

I have a laptop I do most of my computing on but it's very lightweight and it takes ages to compile anything on, or do any heavy tasks. Something like installing an emacs plugin or a cabal package can ...
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How to chroot into memory disk so that hard disk can be unmounted?

What I want to achieve is to be able to backup my hard disk over ssh like the following without the need to boot from a live CD / rescue media: dd if=/dev/sda | gzip -1 - | ssh user@hostname dd ...
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Install windows on chroot of linux

How do I install Windows on chroot in Linux, if it is possible at all. I am confused about the meaning of chroot so any help would be appreciated.
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Chroot sftp jail seems to be insistent on not working

So I followed this guide to the letter: http://markshust.com/2013/04/01/how-setup-chrootd-sftp-account-linux and a few other guides as well, but I seem to be incapable of getting a connection. I am ...
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How to add pointers to filesystems outside the chrooted environment - using chrooted SFTP via OpenSSH

So, I'm pretty sure this is true, but I haven't found a specifically detailed independent reference that directly answers my question. Question being: How can I add access to a resource that is ...
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Is there any way to virtualize a Linux installation on another partition?

The basic idea is like this: run another Linux installation as if it was in VirturalBox or VM ware. With "chroot", I can do something similar. For example, I can mount the partition where Arch Linux ...
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rsync error: symlink has no referent

I am trying to configure rsnapshot (which uses rsync) to backup a Windows server but I am having trouble with rsync being unable to follow a symlink on the server to be backed up. Setup: Windows ...
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Explaining the inner working of pivot_root

Having two Linux dists in two independent partitions, each one with all its directories in the same partition, including swap, can I just: cd second_linux_dir pivot_root . running_linux_dir exec ...
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Start a systemd service inside chroot

With init scripts (or with openrc) I alway could run services from a different installation root. but when I run chroot /somepath/to_root /usr/bin/systemctl start someservice I got: Running in ...
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schroot build environment setup how to avoid bind-mount home

The recent linux distributions such as Fedora and Ubuntu all use chroot environment to make the build. Because when making the build often it needs to install some special tools, and to install to the ...
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chroot on OSX as a different OS

I was wondering if anyone has been able to use chroot on OSX to run another OS (ubuntu, centos). I know that they are very different, but almost everything I want to use this for wouldn't care about ...
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Install full version of Unity on Chrome OS using crouton

I have an Acer Chromebook. Using crouton, I installed Ubuntu (unity) on it. I am pretty familiar Ubuntu 12.04. But the installed one is very minimized package. My fonts are missing and I manually ...
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Exclude specific group/users from ForceCommand in OpenSSH ssd_config

I want to make ForceCommand internal-sftp and ChrootDirectory /jail the default for all users accessing a server via SSH. Only users in a certain group are allowed to escape this. How can I exclude a ...
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Chroot from Debian livecd

I'm trying to repair LILO on a Debian server. I'm trying to chroot, with chroot /mnt/boot /etc/csh and I get: chroot: cannot run command '/etc/csh': Permission denied How can I perform a chroot?
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Logging rssh/chroot SFTP users

I'm trying to log activity (uploads, downloads, renames, deletes) for SFTP users. If I SFTP with a normal user, it logs to /var/log/secure. If I SFTP with a rssh user, it logs that they connected, but ...
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OpenBSD 'device not configured' error in chroot-ed environment

I have asked this question on StackOverflow but given the comment there it seems like it fits here better. This is almost certainly a system configuration issue—you didn't set up the jail ...
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Create a tarball with a fake `root`

I'm working on something in a Makefile that will look something like this: tarball: mkdir -p tmp/tarball/etc/service mkdir -p tmp/tarball/usr/local mkdir -p ...
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How do you run a server with chrooted Ubuntu on the HP TouchPad?

The problem: servers appear to be broken inside my Ubuntu chroot. No matter what kind of server I try to run, they all seem unresponsive (VLC server won't respond to client, mkRemote doesn't move the ...
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Directive 'ChrootDirectory' is not allowed with new OpenSSH

I am trying to set up chrooted SFTP access but OpenSSH is giving this error: /etc/ssh/sshd_config: line 94: Bad configuration option: ChrootDirectory /etc/ssh/sshd_config line 94: Directive ...
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Linux commands “id” and “whoami” dependencies (for chroot environment)

I have a new openssh (openssh-server-6.1p1-4.fc18.i686) chroot environment in Fedora Core 18 and puts users in a chroot directory structure with a (bash) shell. During troubleshooting SELinux has been ...
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chroot under Mac OS X

So I have googled a lot with different search terms, but didn't find anything usable, only that intead of ldd I have to use otool -L to see the used libraries of a programm. I tried to copy bash into ...
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How do I fix the WSOD in phpMyAdmin and Drupal in chrooted Apache?

When I attempt to run phpMyAdmin (both 3.5.5 and 4.0.4.2) or Drupal (7.22) in chrooted Apache (2.2.3), I get the WSOD (White Screen Of Death; a.k.a. a blank page). I have tried with both mod_chroot ...
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schroot Don't Share Home Directory

I created a schroot recently (following the directions here), and it conveniently shares my (host) user home directory. That is, /home/username is the same in the chroot as outside the chroot. Where ...
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chroot SFTP user can't modify any files in mounted drive

Well, here are the steps I’ve done; the problem is listed at the bottom. sudo mkdir /home/test sudo useradd test sudo chown root:test /home/test sudo chmod 755 /home/test sudo groupadd testgroup sudo ...
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Chroot from android into environment as user

I'm trying to use my android tablet as a dev environment. So far I have created an Arch and Ubuntu img. I can chroot into both just fine and I have created a user using adduser, but I do not know how ...
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Use Qemu & chroot to reset password on mounted external disk

I have a NAS based on Linux, but the root password is kept secret by the manufacturer. Now to reset the password I am trying to mount the disk to my local linux computer. All of the files are present ...
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copied chroot jail directory cant be chrooted

I am developing a package so when users login through ssh they are forwarded to a chroot jail. The jail directory is created via makejail program on building process. But when the jail package copy ...
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How do I safely allow unprivileged users to copy files to my server?

I know that I can use rsync over ssh to send files from one Linux computer to another. However, in this case I need to give access to my system to users with a lower level of trust (people who may ...
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How to transfer a USB bootable ubuntu system to a bootable DVD

I've built a USB bootable 1.5G system derived from Ubuntu core (along the lines of this example). It boots using syslinux on most of our Intel hardware. Intel iMacs are an exception (grub EFI with GPT ...
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Adding user to chroot environment

I've created a chroot system in my Ubuntu using schroot and debrootstrap, based on minimal ubuntu. However whenever I can't seem to add a new user into this chroot environment. Here is what happens. ...
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file command output — linux version

Why two executables are showing different version for linux. When cross-compiled compiled under chroot enviroment. GNU/Linux 3.6.3, GNU/Linux 2.6.26, Hello world program output. ...
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yum --installroot should use /etc/yum.repos.d?

I have a chroot environment in a directory. I want to install some RPM packages using the repositories in that chroot environment instead of the host OS ones. yum --installroot= will look for ...
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statify executables in chroot

I am trying to run arbitrary executables in a chroot. Unfortunately I have different version of the shared library dependencies of some of the executables in the chroot. Is it possible to reroute the ...
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Arch Linux Install, Why is arch-chroot giving me an error?

I'm following the Arch Linux install instructions found here from a live cd, and I'm stuck issuing the following command: # arch-chroot /mnt mount: sys is already mounted or /mnt/sys busy sys ...
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What's missing from my sftp chroot setup?

I've followed a half-dozen different tutorials on setting up chroot for sftp users, but my jailed users can still browse up into parent directories. I suspect my permissions aren't set up correctly, ...
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Chroot based on group name

I have a *nix system on which I want to get an SFTP chroot set up. Let's say there are three users, users from the same country can read and write the files from their compatriots, but should be ...
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Why `/proc` file system should be mounted when re-install GRUB from `chroot`?

Currently, the MBR on my machine is corrupted, so I decide to re-install GRUB from a liveCD and with chroot. From this tutorial, I can complete the re-installation. However, I'm not clear about the ...