I used Linux Deploy on Kitkat before and it worked. Now that I updated my Nexus 5 to Lollipop (Chainfire-rooted the device), I installed Linux Deploy again, but whenever I would like to create the disk image or virtually do anything else, I obtain Configuration file not found! or Updating configuration file... fail. I tried various settings, also enabled Wi-Fi while the application is running... no success. Has anyone been able to run Linux Deploy on Android 5.0 or know how I can get the configuration file?

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You need to install Busybox to be able to update the configuration file. However, on my Nexus 5, I haven't been able to get past "Updating configuration file ... done" after the fact. It could be incompatibility or some settings need to be tweaked first. I'll report back if I fix it.

  • Thanks, now I experience the same as you. Enabling debug info, I obtain: [22:44:34] tmp-mksh: <stdin>[1]: /data/data/ru.meefik.linuxdeploy/linux/bin/linuxdeploy: No such file or directory How can one fix that? Nov 19, 2014 at 3:48
  • I tried to play with the permissions (as this seems to be the problem as the file does exist), but wasn't successful yet. Nov 19, 2014 at 19:28

Quick Answer: Verify the path/file really exists, using a "terminal emulator" or an ssh connection to your Android (not a graphical file browser).

First thing (as Marius Hofert suggest) is to enable "debug info". You will see the full message of the issue.

While installing I saw many "No such file or directory"

Someone suggested to change the directory and after many changes I got it installed & running.

But something changed and I couldn't run the installed OS anymore after shutdown (same messages).

I installed an SSH Server and started checking permissions and files, and guess what, the folder does not exist indeed.

The default configuration (on my phone) has
but (on my phone) the file is in

(to be honest it is in /storage/emulated/legacy/linux/linux.img but the example above seems closer to what most people may find).

But that's not all. Using a graphical file explorer, I DO can see


but the first (/0/) looks different, like if it were a symlink (symbolic link).

Maybe "Linux Deploy" is getting lost because of that, so better use clear, reliable paths.

Again, I did my verifications using a ssh connection.

I hope it helps others. I provided the troubleshooting so others can help themselves too.

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