brent timothy saner on 10 Oct 2017 17:52:15 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] create a boot record without use of chroot?

On 10/10/2017 08:38 PM, Greg Helledy wrote:
> So my rsync backup onto non-LVM, non-RAID partitions seems to have gone
> ok but I need to put a bootloader onto the drive.
> I have a swap partition as /dev/sda1, /boot as /dev/sda2 and / as /dev/sda5
> for some reason I can't chroot into the /dev/sda5 partition on my rescue
> cd.
> If the mount point of /dev/sda5 is /root/newroot on my rescue cd, if I'm
> in /root and I do chroot newroot I get:
> chroot:  failed to run command /bin/zsh:  no such file or directory
> (System Rescue CD may use zsh while ClearOS uses bash.  Both the rescue
> CD and my OS are 64-bit).
> Is there any way around this, or any way to create a boot record by
> entering information about the partitions?

first things first, have you tried:

  chroot /mnt/newroot /bin/bash


secondly, is it BIOS/MBR, BIOS/GPT, or UEFI/GPT?

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