Kernel too old on centos5 hostnode for ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10

Getting kernel too old (and a failure to start up) for the ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 templates on openvz? The newer templates may only work on centos 6 servers, and you may not want to upgrade systems to centos6 yet. Updates continue until Mar 31, 2017 anyway.

You can use the following ubuntu templates instead which are tested to work on centos 5 openvz systems:

ubuntu-12.04-x86_64
https://storage-nj.interserver.net:8080/v1/AUTH_251d29dc-76c2-4ea1-bd6d-08bcd0097596/pub/ubuntu-12.04-x86_64.tar.gz

ubuntu-12.04-x86
https://storage-nj.interserver.net:8080/v1/AUTH_251d29dc-76c2-4ea1-bd6d-08bcd0097596/pub/ubuntu-12.04-x86.tar.gz

ubuntu-12.10-x86_64
https://storage-nj.interserver.net:8080/v1/AUTH_251d29dc-76c2-4ea1-bd6d-08bcd0097596/pub/ubuntu-12.10-x86_64.tar.gz

ubuntu-12.10
https://storage-nj.interserver.net:8080/v1/AUTH_251d29dc-76c2-4ea1-bd6d-08bcd0097596/pub/ubuntu-12.10-x86.tar.gz

You will need to add

ubuntu-12.04 2.6.32

ubuntu-12.10 2.6.32

to /etc/vz/osrelease.conf

2 thoughts on “Kernel too old on centos5 hostnode for ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10”

  1. Works, thanks a lot! Must have been quite a bit of work, I really appreciate that you publish the templates!

    Two security issues, however:
    1) ssh server is installed, and the root account has a password pre-set…?
    2) Could you publish md5sums for the files so their integrity can be verified?

    1. checksums are

      436b88068d7cd58969425b4dc5195034 ubuntu-12.04-x86_64.tar.gz
      9439cac72c00ed1b56cf49f21059101f ubuntu-12.04-x86.tar.gz
      46e989d9e2bd444afab72ac9e562d2d1 ubuntu-12.10-x86_64.tar.gz
      6df00a740d5c0cf8ee4ca9bb5bf525ee ubuntu-12.10-x86.tar.gz

      a57faa4bab906dd9d07d5a948a491fb846bf40f8 ubuntu-12.04-x86_64.tar.gz
      0913106ec6b707be3b147f27c6c4fd369d04cf5e ubuntu-12.04-x86.tar.gz
      7525bd6b4b856b65d154040788db7ca9edc70841 ubuntu-12.10-x86_64.tar.gz
      d599980bdbddfd84636f152f7b3faeb2b416a873 ubuntu-12.10-x86.tar.gz

      Yes a password is preset and ssh is installed. I didn’t consider that because I always change the password after a vps install.

      I will update the templates in the future to have no root password set.

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