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Is there any way to boot a linux system inside of an already installed system using chroot? Any way i can make a chroot structure and boot the linux from ...
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    Is there any way to boot a linux system inside of an already installed system using chroot? Any way i can make a chroot structure and boot the linux from that to some kind of gui?

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    Have you tried using a live cd or dvd? Probably advisable to check functionality this way first before you dedicate a different root directory for a given process...What are you attempting to accomplish with this? Loy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Glenn View Post
    Have you tried using a live cd or dvd? Probably advisable to check functionality this way first before you dedicate a different root directory for a given process...What are you attempting to accomplish with this? Loy.
    I would just like to learn more about linux and its functionality. Ive already used live cds and understand how they boot but ive never set up a directory structure without an already operating system and i know its possible on linux/unix based machines.

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    You won't be able to actually boot another OS using chroot, but you'll have read/write access to all the files. Very useful for configuring files from a working OS for repair functions.
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