Distributions

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Prebuilt distribution options

Preseed/Kickstart/installerconfig files used and other source material
This can be installed directly from the latest management console using option 9. Users of the legacy management console can install these by booting from the live rescue, please see untarring a fresh OS image.

  • CentOS 6 (updated April 18, 2017)
  • CentOS 7 (updated May 25, 2017)
  • CentOS 7 with distribution Docker preinstalled and docker LVM volume group (updated May 25, 2017)
  • Debian Wheezy 7 (updated April 18, 2017)
  • Debian Jessie 8 (updated April 17, 2017)
  • Debian Jessie 8 with SysVinit (updated April 18, 2017)
  • Debian Stretch 9 (updated June 20, 2017)
  • Debian Stretch 9 with SysVinit (updated June 20, 2017)
  • Fedora 24 (updated April 18, 2017)
  • Fedora 25 (updated April 18, 2017)
  • FreeBSD 11.0 (HVM only, BETA - static IPv6 must be manually configured - prefixlen is 64, GW is <prefix>::1) (updated June 2017)
  • Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 (updated April 18, 2017)
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 (updated April 18, 2017)
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 with distribution Docker preinstalled and docker LVM volume group (updated April 18, 2017)
  • Ubuntu Zesty 17.04 (updated April 18, 2017)

Netboot Installers

Instead of manually downloading a netboot installer or using one of our prebuilt images, you may interactively use a netboot installer we already downloaded. These may be accessed using option 6 from the latest management console or from the initial grub menu on the legacy management console. Here is a full list of available netboot installers:

  • Centos 6 (April 17, 2017)
  • Centos 7 (May 25, 2017)
  • Debian Wheezy 7 (April 17, 2017)
  • Debian Jessie 8 (April 17, 2017)
  • Debian Stretch 9 (June 20, 2017)
  • Fedora 24 (April 17, 2017)
  • Fedora 25 (April 17, 2017)
  • FreeBSD 11.0 (HVM only) (May 20, 2017)
  • NetBSD 7.0.2 (April 17, 2017)
  • OpenBSD 6.1 (HVM only) (May 20, 2017)
  • Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 (April 17, 2017)
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 (April 17, 2017)
  • Ubuntu Zesty 17.04

Netboot Installers and Paravirtualized mode

For PV VPS's, at the end of the install either you must have the file (hd0,0)/boot/grub/menu.lst present to boot with grub legacy (pvgrub), or you must have a grub2 config file and switch to booting with grub 2. For more information on grub 2 see here.
Here are some notes on making your system bootable in PV mode:

  • CentOS 6 - no special install instructions
  • CentOS 7 - switch to grub2 after install
  • Debian Wheezy 7
  • Debian Jessie 8 - install pv-grub-menu or switch to grub2 after install
  • Fedora 23 - switch to grub2 after install
  • Fedora 24 - switch to grub2 after install
  • NetBSD 7.0
  • Ubuntu Precise 12.04
  • Ubuntu Trusty 14.04
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 - install pv-grub-menu or switch to grub2 after install
  • Ubuntu Yakkety 16.10 - install pv-grub-menu or switch to grub2 after install