Installation on Debian
This guide is written against Debian Etch (4.0). This release includes kernel linux-image-vserver-686, so no manual patching is needed. Hence, Installation on Debian Etch is pretty easy and straightforward.
If you need to compile your own kernel, you need to apply the vserver-version.patch. Details at 2007/Apr/25
The packages required by Linux-VServer are:
- linux-image-vserver-686 - This is the current kernel, use linux-image-vserver-amd64 on 64-bit systems, you can still create 32-bit guests
- util-vserver - These are the utilities used to administer the guests
- ssh - This is probably already installed, but just in case it isn't
All the packages you need can be obtained via
aptitude install linux-image-vserver-686 util-vserver ssh
so run this as root and reboot. To check out wherever everything went fine you may run
and check that kernel version contains vserver, e.g. 2.6.18-4-vserver-686. That's it.
Now that the host system is ready, you can proceed with building guests.
Debian already contains vservers kernels, so no manual patching and compiling is needed.
|Debian release||Kernel version||VServer version|
- Linux-VServer HOWTO by Daniel15: http://howtoforge.com/linux_vserver_debian_etch