Upgrading Proxmox VE kernel

By , 2009-08-31 16:19

I currently am running this blog from an OpenVZ server managed via Proxmox VE. One issue I had with this setup is that the Proxmox 1.3 installer by default comes with a relatively old kernel (2.6.24), and I want a newer kernel (>=2.6.26, so that I can use my cx18-based TV tuner). Fortunately, Proxmox is just a customized version of Debian Lenny, so I just installed the linux-image-2.6.26-2-openvz-amd64 package from apt, then ran update-initramfs -u and update-grub.

After updating the kernel, however, I was unable to start any of my virtual machines from the Proxmox Web UI. Looking at the system log showed a message about vzctl being 32-bit; problem solved by updating vzctl via apt.

Now I’m attempting to compile v4l-dvb…. fingers crossed!

hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb

2 Responses to “Upgrading Proxmox VE kernel”

  1. Aitor says:
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    Have you had any issue running proxmox with a 2.6.x kernel? I’m setting up a new machine and I’d like to try proxmox, but if there are any issues I don’t mind using the command line.

    • Matthieu says:
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      Proxmox runs very stable with the 2.6.26-2-openvz kernel from debian. My server runs 24/7, I have samba, ftp, LAMP, upnp and RADIUS servers on it, as well as a bittorrent client and two Windows machines in kvm virtualization. Note however that my current server was not installed using the proxmox installer. I installed Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop, then installed the 2.6.26 openvz kernel and Proxmox-ve packages by adding the appropriate apt-repos.

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