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 Jul 13, 2018)
  • CentOS 7 (updated May 25, 2018)
  • CentOS 7 with distribution Docker preinstalled and docker LVM volume group (updated May 25, 2018)
  • Debian Jessie 8 (updated Oct 26, 2018)
  • Debian Jessie 8 with SysVinit (updated Oct 26, 2018)
  • Debian Stretch 9 (updated Oct 26, 2018)
  • Debian Stretch 9 with SysVinit (updated Oct 26, 2018)
  • Fedora 27 (updated May 25, 2018)
  • Fedora 28 (updated May 25, 2018)
  • Fedora 29 (updated Nov 13, 2018)
  • FreeBSD 11.2 (HVM only, BETA - static IPv6 must be manually configured - prefixlen is 64, GW is <prefix>::1) (updated Jul 13, 2018)
  • Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 with ifupdown (updated Jul 13, 2018)
  • Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 with distribution Docker preinstalled and docker LVM volume group (updated Jul 13, 2018)
  • Ubuntu Cosmic 18.10 with ifupdown (updated Oct 26, 2018)
  • Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 (updated Oct 26, 2018)
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 (updated Oct 26, 2018)

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:

  • Alpine Linux 3.8.1 (HVM only) (Sep 18, 2018)
  • Arch Linux 2018.11.01 (HVM only) (Nov 13, 2018)
  • Centos 6 (Jul 13, 2018)
  • Centos 7 (May 25, 2018)
  • Debian Jessie 8 (Oct 26, 2018)
  • Debian Stretch 9 (Oct 26, 2018)
  • Fedora 27 (May 25, 2018)
  • Fedora 28 (May 25, 2018)
  • Fedora 29 (Nov 13, 2018)
  • FreeBSD 11.2 (HVM only) (Jul 13, 2018)
  • NetBSD 7.2 (PV only) (September 19, 2018)
  • NetBSD 8.0 (PV only) (July 23, 2018)
  • NixOS 18.09 (HVM only) (Oct 26, 2018)
  • OpenBSD 6.4 (HVM only) (Oct 26, 2018)
  • Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 (Jul 13, 2018)
  • Ubuntu Cosmic 18.10 (Oct 26, 2018)
  • Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 (Oct 26, 2018)
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 (Oct 26, 2018)

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 Jessie 8 - install pv-grub-menu or switch to grub2 after install
  • Fedora 27 - switch to grub2 after install
  • Fedora 28 - switch to grub2 after install
  • NetBSD 7.2
  • NetBSD 8.0
  • Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 - install pv-grub-menu or switch to grub2 after install
  • Ubuntu Cosmic 18.10 - install pv-grub-menu or switch to grub2 after install
  • Ubuntu Trusty 14.04
  • Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 - install pv-grub-menu or switch to grub2 after install

Notes for Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 and Ubuntu Cosmic 18.10

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