I've recently got a new dedicated server (rented in a datacenter) that has been sold as a full dedicated server - and questions about this have not yet been answered.
How can I tell if my dedicated server is actually running within a larger system as a virtual dedicated server? I have root and apparent 'full' control over the system, but I know this could all be virtual.
Also, dmesg shows the following message:
"booting paravirtualized kernel on bare hardware"
Which only furthers my suspicions. Should I be concerned? I tried Scoopy Doo but this only showed 1 result (from Scoopy) to say it was VMware - the other two results came back negative, and all results from Doo came back negative.
The root file system, /, is very different from the root filesystem at /proc/1/root (or, for that matter, some other /proc/#*$!XX/root) and most of the important programs - such as DJBDNS and ClamAV - are located in this 'other' root system. Causing huge troubles as running programs in this 'other' root system references files that it thinks appear in, say, /usr/bin/#*$!x but actually appear in /proc/1/root/usr/bin (for example)...
Any thoughts appreciated!