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Revision as of 22:55, 18 August 2009
Installing Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) as a Vserver guest
As Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) is the latest LTS release of Ubuntu, it would be a good choice to install as a server. A lot of this information is from the OpenVZ guide at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenVZ.
This guide requires that you have configured your /etc/vservers/.default correctly
[Vserver-host] $ sudo apt-get install debootstrap
Debootstraping in Ubuntu
[Vserver-host] $ vserver hardy-guest build -m debootstrap \ --context 42 --hostname hardy-guest --force \ --interface eth0:10.0.0.123/8 \ -- -d hardy -m http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ \ -- --arch=i386 --exclude=udev
You will receive the following warning 5 times (obviously):
W: Failure while configuring base packages. This will be attempted 5 times.
You can safely ignore them, as we will fix this later
Removing unneeded services
By default klogd and rmnologin runs at startup of the guest, it is not necessary, and will slow down the startup time of your guest, you better remove them
[Vserver-host] $ cd /[path_of_vservers]/hardy-guest/etc/rc3.d [Vserver-host] $ rm S11klogd S99rmnologin
You should also remove unneeded shutdown scripts
[Vserver-host] $ cd /[path_of_vservers]/hardy-guest/etc/rc6.d [Vserver-host] $ rm *
You should add a link for killing sysklogd
[Vserver-host] $ ln -s ../init.d/sysklogd K11sysklogd
Starting guest and fixing group 11 issue
Now it is time to start your new vserver and enter it:
[Vserver-host] $ vserver hardy-guest start
It will return the following:
/etc/init.d/rc: 166: cannot open /dev/console: No such file * Starting system log daemon... ...done. * Running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local) ...done.
Then you can enter your vserver
[Vserver-host] $ vserver hardy-guest enter
It will return the following:
id: cannot find name for group ID 11
Fixing the "/etc/init.d/rc: 166: cannot open /dev/console: No such file" issue
Open /etc/init.d/rc in your favorite editor
root@hardy-guest:/# vim /etc/init.d/rc
Find the following lines and comment them out by perpending them with an "#" (this has been done in the example) They will be at line 163-166
# Set onlcr to avoid staircase effect. #if [ "$QUIET" != yes ]; then # stty onlcr </dev/console >/dev/console 2>&1 #fi
Save and quit
Fixing the "id: cannot find name for group ID 11" issue
I don't know what the group really shoud be, but I just added the group "void" as group 11. Someone who knows what it should be, could probably correct it.
root@hardy-guest:/# groupadd -g 11 void
Removing unneeded packages
There are some packages you obviously would not need in a vserver-guest:
- dmidecode eject
- udev usbutils
So you should start up your new guest and enter it and remove them.
[hardy-guest] $ apt-get remove --purge busybox-initramfs console-setup dmidecode eject \ ethtool initramfs-tools klibc-utils laptop-detect libiw29 libklibc \ libvolume-id0 mii-diag module-init-tools ntpdate pciutils pcmciautils ubuntu-minimal \ udev usbutils wireless-tools wpasupplicant xkb-data tasksel tasksel-data \ dhcp3-client dhcp3-server
Now you have installed hardy from debootstrap, and hopefully everything is working
Remember that you will have to create symlinks to services in /etc/rc6.d in order for them to be stopped when running 'vserver [vservername] stop'