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* [[Installing 32-bit Fedora on 64-bit Debian]]
* [[Installing 32-bit Fedora on 64-bit Debian]]
* https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VServer: Vserver on Ubuntu

Revision as of 23:34, 18 May 2008

How to install an Ubuntu vserver guest on Debian.


Prepare debootstrap

You will need the debootstrap script for your desired Ubuntu release (eg dapper, feisty, gusty).

Check that you have the debootstrap script in /usr/lib/debootstrap/scripts/, eg /usr/lib/debootstrap/scripts/gusty.

If you do not have the debootstrap script for your desired Ubuntu release, the easiest way is to download and install the latest debootstrap deb from Debian sid.

If the script is not available in Debian sid, download Ubuntu's latest release from here. (eg, as of April 2007, download the debootstrap deb for feisty). You want the debootstrap from the latest release, even if you want to install a previous release Ubuntu vserver guest. Extract the Ubuntu scripts from the deb and place them in /usr/lib/debootstrap/scripts/.

For example, do something like:

$ cd /tmp
$ wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/d/debootstrap/debootstrap_0.3.3.2ubuntu3_all.deb
$ dpkg --extract debootstrap_0.3.3.2ubuntu3_all.deb debootstrap-feisty
$ sudo cp debootstrap-feisty/usr/lib/debootstrap/scripts/{warty,warty.buildd,hoary,hoary.buildd,breezy,dapper,edgy,edgy.fakechroot,feisty,feisty.fakechroot} /usr/lib/debootstrap/scripts/


Build with guest architecture the same as host

# vserver feisty-guest build -m debootstrap --hostname feisty-guest --interface dummy0=eth0: --rootdir /var/lib/vservers -- -d feisty -m http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/

Build 32-bit guest on 64-bit host

# vserver feisty-guest-32 build -m debootstrap --hostname feisty-guest-32 --interface dummy0=eth0: --rootdir /var/lib/vservers -- -d feisty -m http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ -- --arch i386

Verify 32-bitness of guest:

host:# file /var/lib/vservers/feisty-guest-32/bin/ls
/var/lib/vservers/feisty-guest-32/bin/ls: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.6.0, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.0, stripped

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