'xterm': unknown terminal type.

Jim Gifford lfs at jg555.com
Tue Aug 24 19:04:47 PDT 2004

Chuck Teal wrote:

>I built up my system until it came to the point of
>installing the GRUB.  I wasn't sure if this was the
>way I wanted to do it, so I left the chroot
>I tried to enter the LFS environmnet using the
>following script: (as instructions in Chap 6 end)
>chroot "$LFS" /usr/bin/env -i \
>    HOME=/root TERM="$TERM" PS1='\u:\w\$ ' \
>    PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin \
>    /bin/bash --login
>The first problem is that there is not a '/usr/bin/env
>-i' but there exists a '/bin/env -i'.  So I just
>modified the script to get back into chroot.
>When I try to execute 'grub' or 'clear' I get the
>error message:
>'xterm': unknown terminal type.
>That prevents me from installing grub.  I get
>additional output when using the 'grub' command:
>Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a
>long time.
>Error opening terminal: xterm.
>When I use a echo $PATH:
>I get what I expect.  I guess I have two questions:
>1) Should I be concerned that I don't have a
>/usr/bin/env ?
>2) Why am I getting this xterm error?
>Thanks for any help.
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