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Old 11th March 2009, 04:45
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Hi!

I would like to install openVZ on ubuntu 8.10. The installation seems to be ok, following the steps on the tutorial at http://www.howtoforge.com/installing...on-ubuntu-8.10 (no errors in the shell) but when I reboot, comes a shell after grub explaining that it is impossible, packages are missing, so I have to reboot on ubuntu, where nothing is changed. In grub, I can choose between Windows XP, Ubuntu or fzakernel-2.6.18-686-bigmem, but fzakernel does not work.

Is openVZ supported by Ubuntu 8.10?
I will have also to install openVZ on a Debian distribution. Will I get the same problems? Can I choose the latest Debian's version available, or should I use the lenny one?

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Hi!

I would like to install openVZ on ubuntu 8.10. The installation seems to be ok, following the steps on the tutorial at http://www.howtoforge.com/installing...on-ubuntu-8.10 (no errors in the shell) but when I reboot, comes a shell after grub explaining that it is impossible, packages are missing, so I have to reboot on ubuntu, where nothing is changed. In grub, I can choose between Windows XP, Ubuntu or fzakernel-2.6.18-686-bigmem, but fzakernel does not work.
Is there another OpenVZ kernel available that you can install?

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I will have also to install openVZ on a Debian distribution. Will I get the same problems? Can I choose the latest Debian's version available, or should I use the lenny one?
For Lenny, please use this guide: http://www.howtoforge.com/installing...an-lenny-amd64
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Old 11th March 2009, 23:35
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Well, I am rather a newbie at Linux...

Following the different steps described at howtoforge, there seems to be no ways to choose which openvz kernel I can install...
When I enter this command:
Code:
apt-cache search openvz
the shell give me the openvz kernel found, and there seems to be no choice!
So, if I knew which kernel I should use, how can I install it on Linux? (and not an other one) ?

Thank you for your answer!!

PS : Because I know better Ubuntu8.10 than Debian, I prefer use this distribution, but if it occurs that the installation of openvz is easier with Debian, I will install Debian on the computer (currently, there is no OS installed)

And is there a way to install openvz from the source code, entering this in a shell?
Code:
 ./configure && make && make install
Thanks a lot!!

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Old 12th March 2009, 20:15
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I guess that the 2.6.18 OpenVZ kernel is too old and does not support your hardware. In this case I'd suggest using Debian Lenny as the openVZ kernel there is a 2.6.26 kernel.

Don't be afraid of Debian - Ubuntu is based on Debian, so almost all commands are the same.
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Old 13th March 2009, 00:36
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Hi!

I think I am confusing openvz and Debian kernels;
when you say
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I'd suggest using Debian Lenny as the openVZ kernel there is a 2.6.26 kernel.
Do you mean that I have to find the 2.6.26 kernel of openVZ?
OpenVZ is not just a soft?

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No, for OpenVZ you need a special kernel.
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Old 16th March 2009, 00:29
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I am sorry, do I need a special kernel of Debian? In this case, where can I find it? Or do I need to modify one by myself?

I have installed the 2.6.18-14 version of Debian.

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Old 16th March 2009, 07:01
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Well, I am again on it;

If I really want to install it on Ubuntu8.10, is there anything I can do?
Because the installation seems to be ok (no package missing, no troubles with public key I have not, any error...) just it does not want reboot on fzakernel.

The version I have chosen is the one returned by my shell when I enter the following instruction:
Code:
apt-cache search openvz
vzctl - OpenVZ - server virtualization solution - control tools
vzctl-ostmpl-debian-4.0-i386-minimal - OpenVZ - OS Template debian-4.0-i386-minimal
vzctl-ostmpl-debian-5.0-i386-minimal - OpenVZ - OS Template debian-5.0-i386-minimal
vzquota - OpenVZ - server virtualization solution - quota tools
fzakernel-2.6.18-686-bigmem - OpenVZ - Meta kernel 2.6.1814-fza-686-bigmem (028stab056.1dso1) on i386
linux-image-2.6.18-14-fza-686-bigmem - OpenVZ Linux kernel binary image for version 2.6.18-14-fza-686-bigmem
So I think I have to use fzakernel-2.6.18-686-bigmem
But If it is not the case, how can I find an appropriate/suitable kernel? with which criteria? And how to perform the installation to the end?
Thanks a lot for your answers!!

EDIT:
When I tried to boot on openvz, this is returned:
Quote:
gave p waiting for root device common proble;s
- boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
- check root delay (did the system wait longenough?)
- check root (did the system wait for the good device?)
- Missing modules (cat /proc/modules ;ls /dev)
ALERT /dev/disk/by-uuid/ ..... does not exist dropping to a shell
Error message I don't understand ;-S

Thanks for your help!!

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Are you sure you followed the OpenVZ tutorials to the letter? Everything you need is in there.
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I am pretty sure having followed the instructions at the letter!
But after thinking, I wonder if the trouble could be caused by an unsupported hardware;
Because GRUB is loading perfectly, the kernel too, something happens after this and it is not possible to mount /.
Is there anywhere specifications about what kind of hardware is needed to mount the openvz kernel?
I think the Hard disk used to mount the openvz kernel is not suitable for mounting this kernel.
(I don't know if I am understandable enough, English is not my mother tongue :-S)

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