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Install CHROOT on Debian at 1&1

brothertom asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-06

Trying to install chroot environment on an amd64 1&1 box which is currently running squeeze.

Working through this excellent instructions - http://linuxconfig.org/install-debian-server-in-a-linux-chroot-environment
but have to questions:

1. Which --arch parameter should I specify?  uname -a gives Linux 2.6.32-bpo.5-amd64 #1 SMP Thu Oct 21 10:02:18 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
2. Do I need to use a 1&1 specific Debian mirror or will a generic one be ok.

debootstrap --arch amd64 squeeze $CHROOT http://update.onlinehome-server.info

Displays the following error
I: Retrieving Release
E: Failed getting release file http://update.onlinehome-server.info/dists/squeeze/Release

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