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Lab 3.2 - LXC

mkturner
mkturner Posts: 6
edited July 19 in LFS253 Class Forum

I am trying to do the lxc lab and the command is not giving me the list of unprivileged containers. Similar problem to this thread . I am using a GCP instance, configured to the specifiaction of Lab 1.1.

lxc-create -t download -n unpriv-cont-user
lxc-create: unpriv-cont-user: conf.c: chown_mapped_root: 3226 lxc-usernsexec failed: No such file or directory - Failed to open tt lxc-create: unpriv-cont-user: tools/lxc_create.c: main: 327 Failed to create container unpriv-cont-user

cat /etc/subuid
lxd:100000:65536 root:100000:65536 ubuntu:165536:65536 mktbilling:231072:65536

cat /etc/subgid
lxd:100000:65536 root:100000:65536 ubuntu:165536:65536 mktbilling:231072:65536

cat /etc/lxc/lxc-usernet
# USERNAME TYPE BRIDGE COUNT mktbilling_gmail_com veth lxcbr0 10

cat ~/.config/lxc/default.conf
lxc.net.0.type = veth lxc.net.0.link = lxcbr0 lxc.net.0.flags = up lxc.net.0.hwaddr = 00:16:3e:xx:xx:xx lxc.idmap = u 0 231072 65536 lxc.idmap = g 0 231072 65536

uname -vp
#49~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 18 21:33:55 UTC 2021 x86_64

I even tried the suggestion by KevinCSmallwood from the thread:
sudo lxc-create -t download -n unpriv-cont-user -- -d ubuntu -r xenial -a amd64
Setting up the GPG keyring ERROR: Unable to fetch GPG key from keyserver lxc-create: unpriv-cont-user: lxccontainer.c: create_run_template: 1617 Failed to create container from template lxc-create: unpriv-cont-user: tools/lxc_create.c: main: 327 Failed to create container unpriv-cont-user

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  • chrispokorni
    chrispokorni Posts: 1,202

    Hi @mkturner,

    Did the setfacl command and /or the --keyserver option not help to resolve your issue?

    Also, there seems to be a slight inconsistency with the content of /etc/lxc/lxc-usernet. Is the username entry correct?

    Regards,
    -Chris

  • mkturner
    mkturner Posts: 6

    @chrispokorni said:
    Hi @mkturner,

    Did the setfacl command and /or the --keyserver option not help to resolve your issue?

    Also, there seems to be a slight inconsistency with the content of /etc/lxc/lxc-usernet. Is the username entry correct?

    Regards,
    -Chris

    Yes, I noticed that and thought it strange as well. I do have OS Login enabled, would that cause an issue?

    whoami
    mktbilling_gmail_com

    So that's what i put in lxc-usernet.

    lxc-create -t download -n unpriv-cont-user -- --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com
    lxc-create: unpriv-cont-user: conf.c: chown_mapped_root: 3226 lxc-usernsexec failed: No such file or directory - Failed to open tt lxc-create: unpriv-cont-user: tools/lxc_create.c: main: 327 Failed to create container unpriv-cont-user

    id -u mktbilling_gmail_com
    1073413225

    setfacl -R -m u:1073413225:x ~/.local
    lxc-create -t download -n unpriv-cont-user
    lxc-create: unpriv-cont-user: conf.c: chown_mapped_root: 3226 lxc-usernsexec failed: No such file or directory - Failed to open tt lxc-create: unpriv-cont-user: tools/lxc_create.c: main: 327 Failed to create container unpriv-cont-user

  • mkturner
    mkturner Posts: 6

    I figured it out.

    id -u mktbilling
    1001

    So mktbilling and mktbilling_gmail_com are two different users. That's when I realized I had enabled OS Login on this GCP instance and it probably created this new user. I disabled OS Login and ssh in as the mktbilling user. Then I tried the setfacl suggestion:

    setfacl -R -m u:$(id -u mktbilling):x ~/.local
    setfacl -R -m u:1001:x ~/.local

    Still, errors with the lxc-create command
    lxc-create -t download -n priv-cont
    Setting up the GPG keyring ERROR: Unable to fetch GPG key from keyserver lxc-create: priv-cont: lxccontainer.c: create_run_template: 1617 Failed to create container from template lxc-create: priv-cont: tools/lxc_create.c: main: 327 Failed to create container priv-cont

    Fixed by the suggestion of proliant in the other thread which recommends explicitly specifying key server
    lxc-create -t download -n priv-cont -- --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com

    Setting up the GPG keyring
    Downloading the image index


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