Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

We are developing a server product targeted for Debian Lenny (and some others). However, due to driver needs, developers' personal choices etc. we run Ubuntu (12.04) on the hardware.

Is it possible to run Debian Lenny in an LXC container on Ubuntu 12.04?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 6 down vote accepted

It is possible to run a different distribution, but the kernel that's being used, has to be the same.

So if your Debian and ubuntu use the same kernel or can work with the same kernel, there shouldn't be a problem. I don't know however if 12.04 can support the latest lenny kernel (it's pretty dated and support has been dropped for lenny by debian).

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.