Bash crash

Q I am trying to install Gentoo Linux. I've been using the handbook, but when I get to Chapter 5 (chroot /mnt/gentoo/bin/bash) everything falls apart - I think it's something to do with /bin/bash. Also looking at the handbook, doing a Stage 3 install you need to but the link goes straight to compiling the kernel. Can you help?

A Lots of things can go wrong when you're trying to run something from within a to access the /bin/sh binary itself to not having the supporting libraries. Assuming the installation was successful, you should at least be able to run bash. Not having information on the specific error responses from the chroot command makes it hard to answer this specifically, so it would be helpful to post these to the LXF forums at However, it would be a good idea for you to check that the prior installation stages succeeded and that /bin/bash is installed.

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