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This page contains specific instructions on how to get the vserver kernel patch and tools up and running on a Linux system. Links are provided to further information where necessary.

Steps to vserver lovin':

  1. Download a vanilla kernel from kernel.org [2.4.24]. ( or [2.4.25] . )
  2. Download the latest vserver kernel patch [1.26]. ( or [1.26 patch for 2.4.25]. )
  3. Patch the downloaded kernel.
  4. Configure, compile, and install the kernel.
    Kernel configuration (vserver 1.22 - if no quota support wanted, normal configuration)
    Block devices/Virtual Root device support - needed for pr. vserver quota
    File systems/Persistient ContextID? for files - needed for quota, and you need the ADDON quota patch
    File systems/Quota support
    Quota suboption/VFS vo quota format support
  5. Install the vserver tools, and if you want quota support, the quota tools
  6. Create a new vserver. (This needs some explanation as this is supposed to be a step-by-step guide)
  7. Check the server configuration (/etc/vservers/<name>.conf).
  8. Try starting the vserver (vserver <name> start).
  9. Assuming all went well, enter the vserver (vserver <name> enter).
  10. Enjoy!