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[https://github.com/prgmrcom/prgmr-image-source Preseed/Kickstart/installerconfig files used and other source material]<br>
 
[https://github.com/prgmrcom/prgmr-image-source Preseed/Kickstart/installerconfig files used and other source material]<br>
 
This can be installed directly from the [[Management Console#Latest Management Console|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| untarring a fresh OS image]].
 
This can be installed directly from the [[Management Console#Latest Management Console|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| untarring a fresh OS image]].
*CentOS 6 (updated April 18, 2017)
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*CentOS 6 (updated November 10, 2017)
*CentOS 7 (updated May 25, 2017)
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*CentOS 7 (updated November 10, 2017)
*CentOS 7 with distribution Docker preinstalled and docker LVM volume group (updated May 25, 2017)
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*CentOS 7 with distribution Docker preinstalled and docker LVM volume group (updated November 10, 2017)
*Debian Wheezy 7 (updated April 18, 2017)
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*Debian Wheezy 7 (updated November 10, 2017)
*Debian Jessie 8 (updated April 17, 2017)
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*Debian Jessie 8 (updated November 10, 2017)
*Debian Jessie 8 with SysVinit (updated April 18, 2017)
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*Debian Jessie 8 with SysVinit (updated November 10, 2017)
*Debian Stretch 9 (updated June 20, 2017)
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*Debian Stretch 9 (updated November 10, 2017)
*Debian Stretch 9 with SysVinit (updated June 20, 2017)
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*Debian Stretch 9 with SysVinit (updated November 10, 2017)
*Fedora 24 (updated April 18, 2017)
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*Fedora 25 (updated November 10, 2017)
*Fedora 25 (updated April 18, 2017)
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*Fedora 26 (updated November 10, 2017)
*[[FreeBSD as a DomU|FreeBSD 11.0]] (HVM only, BETA - static IPv6 must be [https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/network-ipv6.html manually configured] - prefixlen is 64, GW is <prefix>::1)  (updated June 2017)  
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*[[FreeBSD as a DomU|FreeBSD 11.1]] (HVM only, BETA - static IPv6 must be [https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/network-ipv6.html manually configured] - prefixlen is 64, GW is <prefix>::1)  (updated November 2017)  
*Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 (updated April 18, 2017)
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*Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 (updated November 10, 2017)
*Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 (updated April 18, 2017)
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*Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 (updated November 10, 2017)
*Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 with distribution Docker preinstalled and docker LVM volume group (updated April 18, 2017)  
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*Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 with distribution Docker preinstalled and docker LVM volume group (updated November 10, 2017)  
*Ubuntu Zesty 17.04 (updated April 18, 2017)
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*Ubuntu Artful 17.10 (updated November 10, 2017)
  
 
== Netboot Installers ==
 
== 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 [[Management Console#Latest Management Console|latest management console]] or from the initial grub menu on the [[Management Console#Legacy Management Console|legacy management console]]. Here is a full list of available 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 [[Management Console#Latest Management Console|latest management console]] or from the initial grub menu on the [[Management Console#Legacy Management Console|legacy management console]]. Here is a full list of available netboot installers:
 
   
 
   
* Centos 6 (April 17, 2017)
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* Centos 6 (November 10, 2017)
* Centos 7 (May 25, 2017)
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* Centos 7 (November 10, 2017)
* Debian Wheezy 7 (April 17, 2017)
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* Debian Wheezy 7 (November 10, 2017)
* Debian Jessie 8 (April 17, 2017)
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* Debian Jessie 8 (November 10, 2017)
* Debian Stretch 9 (June 20, 2017)
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* Debian Stretch 9 (November 10, 2017)
* Fedora 24 (April 17, 2017)
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* Fedora 25 (November 10, 2017)
* Fedora 25 (April 17, 2017)
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* Fedora 26 (November 10, 2017)
* FreeBSD 11.0 (HVM only) (May 20, 2017)
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* FreeBSD 11.1 (HVM only) (November 10, 2017)
* NetBSD 7.0.2 (April 17, 2017)
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* NetBSD 7.1 (November 10, 2017)
* OpenBSD 6.1 (HVM only) (May 20, 2017)
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* OpenBSD 6.2 (HVM only) (November 10, 2017)
 
* Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 (April 17, 2017)
 
* Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 (April 17, 2017)
 
* Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 (April 17, 2017)
 
* Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 (April 17, 2017)
* Ubuntu Zesty 17.04
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* Ubuntu Artful 17.10 (November 10, 2017)
  
 
== Netboot Installers and Paravirtualized mode ==
 
== Netboot Installers and Paravirtualized mode ==
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*[[Debian_Wheezy_7.0_Installer|Debian Wheezy 7]]
 
*[[Debian_Wheezy_7.0_Installer|Debian Wheezy 7]]
 
* Debian Jessie 8  - install pv-grub-menu or switch to grub2 after install
 
* Debian Jessie 8  - install pv-grub-menu or switch to grub2 after install
* Fedora 23 - switch to grub2 after install
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* Fedora 25 - switch to grub2 after install
* Fedora 24 - switch to grub2 after install
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* Fedora 26 - switch to grub2 after install
* [[NetBSD as a DomU|NetBSD 7.0]]
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* [[NetBSD as a DomU|NetBSD 7.1]]
 
*[[Ubuntu_Precise_12.04_Installer|Ubuntu Precise 12.04]]
 
*[[Ubuntu_Precise_12.04_Installer|Ubuntu Precise 12.04]]
 
*[[Ubuntu_Trusty_14.04_Installer|Ubuntu Trusty 14.04]]
 
*[[Ubuntu_Trusty_14.04_Installer|Ubuntu Trusty 14.04]]
 
*Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 - install pv-grub-menu or switch to grub2 after install
 
*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
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*Ubuntu Artful 17.10 - install pv-grub-menu or switch to grub2 after install
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== Notes for Ubuntu Artful 17.10 ==
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Ubuntu Artful originally shipped with systemd-networkd.  We have disabled it in our images, in favor of the ifupdown scheme used by many other supported distributions.
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== Notes for CentOS 7 ==
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Recently, we announced on our blog that CentOS 7.4 would not boot for paravirtualized guests.
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You can find more details in our [https://prgmr.com/blog/2017/09/14/centos-7-pv-unsupported.html blog post about the CentOS 7.4 PV issue].
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In order to guarantee that new CentOS 7 installs would boot for both PV and HVM guests, we are currently using the CentOS Plus kernel in our CentOS 7 images, rather than the stock CentOS kernel.

Revision as of 01:37, 11 November 2017

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 November 10, 2017)
  • CentOS 7 (updated November 10, 2017)
  • CentOS 7 with distribution Docker preinstalled and docker LVM volume group (updated November 10, 2017)
  • Debian Wheezy 7 (updated November 10, 2017)
  • Debian Jessie 8 (updated November 10, 2017)
  • Debian Jessie 8 with SysVinit (updated November 10, 2017)
  • Debian Stretch 9 (updated November 10, 2017)
  • Debian Stretch 9 with SysVinit (updated November 10, 2017)
  • Fedora 25 (updated November 10, 2017)
  • Fedora 26 (updated November 10, 2017)
  • FreeBSD 11.1 (HVM only, BETA - static IPv6 must be manually configured - prefixlen is 64, GW is <prefix>::1) (updated November 2017)
  • Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 (updated November 10, 2017)
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 (updated November 10, 2017)
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 with distribution Docker preinstalled and docker LVM volume group (updated November 10, 2017)
  • Ubuntu Artful 17.10 (updated November 10, 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 (November 10, 2017)
  • Centos 7 (November 10, 2017)
  • Debian Wheezy 7 (November 10, 2017)
  • Debian Jessie 8 (November 10, 2017)
  • Debian Stretch 9 (November 10, 2017)
  • Fedora 25 (November 10, 2017)
  • Fedora 26 (November 10, 2017)
  • FreeBSD 11.1 (HVM only) (November 10, 2017)
  • NetBSD 7.1 (November 10, 2017)
  • OpenBSD 6.2 (HVM only) (November 10, 2017)
  • Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 (April 17, 2017)
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 (April 17, 2017)
  • Ubuntu Artful 17.10 (November 10, 2017)

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 25 - switch to grub2 after install
  • Fedora 26 - switch to grub2 after install
  • NetBSD 7.1
  • Ubuntu Precise 12.04
  • Ubuntu Trusty 14.04
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 - install pv-grub-menu or switch to grub2 after install
  • Ubuntu Artful 17.10 - install pv-grub-menu or switch to grub2 after install

Notes for Ubuntu Artful 17.10

Ubuntu Artful originally shipped with systemd-networkd. We have disabled it in our images, in favor of the ifupdown scheme used by many other supported distributions.

Notes for CentOS 7

Recently, we announced on our blog that CentOS 7.4 would not boot for paravirtualized guests. You can find more details in our blog post about the CentOS 7.4 PV issue. In order to guarantee that new CentOS 7 installs would boot for both PV and HVM guests, we are currently using the CentOS Plus kernel in our CentOS 7 images, rather than the stock CentOS kernel.