tmpfs as /mnt install question
volumetricsteve at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 12:26:50 UTC 2016
I messed up, I suspect Alan's speculation that I bound /dev incorrectly may
be correct. I simply retried the process again this morning and now it
Thanks for the responses.
On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:58 PM, Alan Mizrahi <alan+crux at mizrahi.com.ve>
> On 2016-04-22 08:31, Steve Volumetric wrote:
>> I apologize if this is the wrong place for this, but I'm trying to
>> understand an issue I'm running into.
>> For educational purposes, I'm trying to install Crux 3.2 onto a ramdisk,
>> naturally I know everything will disappear upon reboot, but I'm not worried
>> about that - i'm just trying to see what can be done.
>> Going from the Official Crux 3.2 install guide, I go through all the same
>> steps I generally follow, except to establish /mnt I do:
>> mount -t tmpfs -o size=8gb tmpfs /mnt
>> I can run the setup, I can setup-chroot, but I can't passwd
>> when I do passwd, it immediately tells me:
>> Changing password for root
>> Enter the new password (minimum of 5 characters)
>> Please use a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers.
>> Bad password: too short.
>> Warning: weak password (enter it again to use it anyway)
>> passwd: password changed.
>> but I don't even have a chance to type anything, it just does all of that
>> at once.
> You probably skipped this command from the install guide:
> mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
> When I look in /etc/passwd I can see a line for root, but no password,
> Unsurprising indeed, since the password should be in /etc/shadow ;)
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