freevps installation on CentOS 4.1

1. download FreeVPS Kernel, and FreeVPS Tools for RH_EL4 from the following location:

http://www.freevps.com/download/rpms/RH_EL4/

Download both single and SMP versions:

kernel-freevps-1.5-1.i686.rpm
kernel-freevps-smp-1.5-1.i686.rpm
freevps-tools-1.4-2.i386.rpm

*Note: A sigle processor version is necessary to satisfy dependency requirement for freevps-tools.

2. Install the new kernel packages

# rpm -i kernel-freevps-1.5-1.i686.rpm
# rpm -i kernel-freevps-smp-1.5-1.i686.rpm

3. Go to the /boot directory to check if the kernel update takes place:

# cd /boot
# ls -la

The new kernel is vmlinuz-2.6.9-freevps-1.5-1smp.
The old one look like vmlinuz-2.6.9-11.EL or kernel-freevps-smp-1.5-1.i686.rpm.

By installing the kernel rpm, the GRUB boot loader is automatically modified and stored in the /boot/grub/grub.conf.

4. Reboot the server

5) Check if the kernel update takes effect:

# uname -a

If the kernel version is 2.6.9-freevps-1.5-1smp, the kernel is patched successfully.

6) Install the basic FreeVPS tools without the H-Sphere.

# rpm -ivh freevps-tools-1.4-2.i386.rpm

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