Category Archives: OpenVZ

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