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Old 04-29-2009, 04:05 AM   #1
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[Ubuntu 8.04LTS] Kernel Recompiling

Hi all,

I'm yet googling for hours on how to recompile my kernel... without result. I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and my kernel is 2.6.24-23-openvz. Indeed, the problem is with an OpenVZ container (VE).

The errors I get are:
FATAL: Module ip_tables not found.
iptables v1.3.8: can't initialize iptables table `filter': Table does not exist (do you need to insmod?)
Perhaps iptables or your kernel needs to be upgraded.
root@vpnserv:/etc/shorewall# shorewall start
   ERROR: Traffic Shaping requires mangle support in your kernel and iptables
/sbin/shorewall: line 320:  6176 Terminated              $command $SHOREWALL_SHELL $sc $@
Which means, I guess, that I have to recompile my kernel for mangle and iptables support.

root@vpnserv:/etc/shorewall# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
root@vpnserv:/etc/shorewall# modprobe iptables
FATAL: Module iptables not found.
root@vpnserv:/etc/shorewall# modprobe ip_tables
FATAL: Module ip_tables not found.
Iptables is 'installed' (apt-get) but not running, it can't start.

Can someone please explain my how to do this -specific- upgrading/patching/recompiling of the kernel.

Thanks a lot in advance,

Last edited by laurens; 04-29-2009 at 04:08 AM.


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