Hi all, I have installed OpenVZ on Debian 8 using the following guide: https :// wiki . openvz . org /Installation_on_Debian_8 (spaced out because otherwise the forum wouldn't let me post ) Everything went smoothly until I had to reboot into the OpenVZ kernel. When I boot into the OpenVZ kernel the process gets stuck on: Code: Starting OpenVZ: ..done Applying OOM adjustments: ..done Bringing up interface venet0: ..done After this the process does not continue to boot or do anything else. Full startup log: Spoiler: log Loading Linux 2.6.32-openvz-042stab134.8-amd64 ... Loading initial ramdisk ... ▒Loading, please wait... [ 2.603407] piix4_smbus 0000:00:14.0: Host SMBus controller not enabled! /dev/mmcblk0p1: recovering journal /dev/mmcblk0p1: clean, 145436/3743744 files, 1505738/14947840 blocks INIT: version 2.88 booting [info] Using makefile-style concurrent boot in runlevel S. [ ok ] Starting the hotplug events dispatcher: udevd. [ ok ] Synthesizing the initial hotplug events...done. [ ok ] Waiting for /dev to be fully populated...done. [ ok ] Activating swap...done. [....] Checking root file system...fsck from util-linux 2.25.2 /dev/mmcblk0p1: clean, 145436/3743744 files, 1505738/14947840 blocks done. [ ok ] Activating lvm and md swap...done. [....] Checking file systems...fsck from util-linux 2.25.2 done. [ ok ] Cleaning up temporary files... /tmp. [ ok ] Mounting local filesystems...done. [ ok ] Activating swapfile swap...done. [info] Loading kernel module lp. [info] Loading kernel module ppdev. [info] Loading kernel module parport_pc. [info] Loading kernel module fuse. [ ok ] Cleaning up temporary files.... [ ok ] Setting kernel variables ...done. [ ok ] Configuring network interfaces...done. [ ok ] Starting rpcbind daemon.... [ ok ] Starting NFS common utilities: statd idmapd. [ ok ] Cleaning up temporary files.... [ ok ] Setting up ALSA...done. [ ok ] Setting up X socket directories... /tmp/.X11-unix /tmp/.ICE-unix. INIT: Entering runlevel: 2 [info] Using makefile-style concurrent boot in runlevel 2. [ ok ] Starting UPnP devices daemon: MiniSSDPd. Checking vzevent kernel module .....done Starting vzeventd: [ ok ] Starting enhanced syslogd: rsyslogd. [info] speech-dispatcher disabled; edit /etc/default/speech-dispatcher. [info] GNUstep distributed object mapper disabled, see /etc/default/gdomap. [ ok ] Starting ACPI services.... [ ok ] Starting deferred execution scheduler: atd. [ ok ] Starting anac(h)ronistic cron: anacron. [ ok ] Starting CUPS Bonjour daemon: cups-browsed. [ ok ] Starting periodic command scheduler: cron. [ ok ] Starting system message bus: dbus. [ ok ] Starting bluetooth: bluetoothd. [ ok ] Starting OpenBSD Secure Shell server: sshd. [ ok ] saned disabled; edit /etc/default/saned. [ ok ] Starting Avahi mDNS/DNS-SD Daemon: avahi-daemon. [ ok ] Starting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd. [ ok ] Starting MTA: exim4. Starting OpenVZ: ..done Applying OOM adjustments: ..done Bringing up interface venet0: ..done When I boot the OpenVZ kernel into maintenance mode I am able to get it working by manually starting up all required processes. The commands I use to get OpenVZ to work in maintenance mode: Code: dhclient eth0 service ssh start /etc/init.d/vz restart vzctl start 101 While this does achieve my goal of being able to create VM's and such, it isn't exactly practical. Nor is the booting process automatic which is a must for my project. I have tried some things like setting my /etc/network/interfaces static to both eth0 and venet0. This doesn't make a difference other than not having to use "dhclient eth0" when the eth0 is set static. I'm almost certain that venet0 is the issue as the interface does not exist at all on my host machine, though I am very new to OpenVZ. If any more settings/info is required to resolve this issue please let me know. I would really like to get it working so I can continue other parts of the project.