chroot to $LFS does not give me root user

Arnold abakels at bart.nl
Sat Aug 5 14:06:24 PDT 2000


Try :
root:x:0:0::/root::/bin/bash

Greetings,

Robin Bakels
abakels at bart.nl

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Crawford" <lostdog at drizzle.com>
To: <lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2000 7:40 PM
Subject: chroot to $LFS does not give me root user


> I am installing 2.3.7, and I am to the point of running MAKEDEV. It
is
> having chown problems (invalid user).  So I tried a few other
commands such
> as "su" and "whoami", here are their outputs
>
> su: "su: user root does not exist"
> whoami: "whoami: cannot find username for UID 0"
>
> Here is the contents of /etc/passwd
> root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash
>
> The contents of /etc/group
> root:x:0:
> bin:x:1:
> sys:x:2:
> kmem:x:3:
> tty:x:4:
> uucp:x:5:
> daemon:x:6:
> floppy:x:7:
> disk:x:8:
>
> Any ideas?
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