Distributions

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Prebuilt distribution options (updated October 26, 2016)

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
  • CentOS 7
  • CentOS 7 with distribution Docker preinstalled and docker LVM volume group
  • Debian Wheezy 7
  • Debian Jessie 8
  • Debian Jessie 8 with SysVinit
  • Fedora 23
  • Fedora 24
  • FreeBSD 10.3 (HVM only, BETA - static IPv6 must be manually configured - prefixlen is 64, GW is <prefix>::1)
  • FreeBSD 11.0 (HVM only, BETA - static IPv6 must be manually configured - prefixlen is 64, GW is <prefix>::1)
  • Ubuntu Trusty 14.04
  • Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 with distribution Docker preinstalled and docker LVM volume group
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 with distribution Docker preinstalled and docker LVM volume group
  • Ubuntu Yakkety 16.10 - OK with HVM, may be unusable with PV mode and more than 2 VCPUS, see here

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 5 - 64 bit
  • Centos 6 - 64 bit
  • Centos 7 - 64 bit
  • Debian Jessie - 64 bit
  • Debian Wheezy - 64 bit
  • Fedora 23 - 64 bit
  • Fedora 24 - 64 bit
  • FreeBSD 10.3 - 64 bit (HVM only)
  • FreeBSD 11.0 - 64 bit (HVM only)
  • NetBSD 6.1.5 - 32 bit
  • NetBSD 6.1.5 - 64 bit
  • NetBSD 7.0.2 - 32 bit
  • NetBSD 7.0.2 - 64 bit
  • Ubuntu Precise 12.04 - 64 bit
  • Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 - 64 bit
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 - 64 bit
  • Ubuntu Yakkety 16.10 - 64 bit

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 5 - no special install instructions
  • 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 6.1.5
  • 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