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"Rare" ISOs for KVM

SimpleNodeSimpleNode Member
edited November 2012 in General

Apart from the "KVM v2" templates from SolusVM, I'm compiling a list of ISOs for our KVM VPS service that should be online soon. Obviously I have included ISOs for all the Major distributions (CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora), but I'm thinking it may be a good idea to include some more unique ISOs (eg. hostigation has Android x86 ISOs).

What do you think, and would anyone actually use these?

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  • MaouniqueMaounique Member
    edited November 2012

    Funny you say so, someone asked for a Mikrotik one a couple of hours ago...
    M

  • AlexBarakovAlexBarakov Member, Patron Provider

    Vyatta is cool addition as well. Also windows distro's. Freebsd as well.

  • Well....

    [[email protected] isos]# ls
    7.2-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso debian-6.0.1a-i386-netinst.iso lost+found systemrescuecd-x86-2.3.1.iso
    android-x86-2.2-r2-eeepc.iso download mikrotik-5.20.iso TBPro-20120615.iso
    archlinux-2010.05-core-i686.iso Elastix-1.6.0-x86_64-bin-29oct2009.iso mikrotik-5.4.iso temp
    archlinux-2010.05-netinstall-x86_64.iso Elastix-2.0.3-x86_64-bin-15nov2010.iso mikrotik-5.8.iso trixbox-2.8.0.4.iso
    archlinux-2011.08.19-netinstall-dual.iso Elastix-2.2.0-i386-bin-01Nov2011.iso mineos.iso turnkey-lamp-11.3-lucid-x86.iso
    archlinux-2012.08.04-dual.iso Elastix-2.3.0-x86_64-bin-02abr2012.iso NetBSD-6.0-amd64.iso turnkey-revision-control-11.3-lucid-x86.iso
    AsteriskNOW-1.7.1-i386.iso NetBSD-6.0-i386.iso turnkey-wordpress-11.1-lucid-x86.iso
    BlueOnyx-5107R-SL-6.1-20111118.iso Fedora-16-i386-netinst.iso oi-dev-148-text-x86.iso ubuntu-10.04.3-server-amd64.iso
    cd49.iso Fedora-16-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso oi-dev-148-x86.iso ubuntu-10.04.3-server-i386.iso
    cd50-amd64.iso Fedora-16-x86_64-netinst.iso openbsd52amd64.iso Ubuntu.10-04.i386.minimal.iso
    cd50.iso FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso openbsd52i386.iso ubuntu-11.04-server-amd64.iso
    cd51.iso FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso openfiler-2.3-x86-disc1.iso ubuntu-11.04-server-i386.iso
    CentOS-5.7-i386-cPanel.iso FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso openfileresa-2.99.1-x86_64-disc1.iso ubuntu-11.10-desktop-amd64.iso
    CentOS-5.7-i386-netinstall.iso FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso osol-0906-x86.iso ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso
    CentOS-5.7-x86_64-netinstall.iso FreePBX-1.812.210.57-x86_64-Full-1336427138.iso pbxinaflash20621-i386.iso ubuntu-11.10-server-amd64.iso
    CentOS-5.8-i386-netinstall.iso FreePBX-1.812.210.57-x86_64-Netinstall-1336427138.iso pbxinaflash20623-x86_64.iso ubuntu-11.10-server-i386.iso
    CentOS-6.1-i386-netinstall.iso FreePBX-Distro-Net-1.86.210.57.iso pfSense-2.0.1-RELEASE-i386.iso ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso
    CentOS-6.1-x86_64-netinstall.iso fslive-1.2.iso ReactOS.iso ubuntu-12.04-server-amd64.iso
    CentOS-6.2-i386-netinstall.iso fusionpbx_ub_i386-beta-2011-11-11.iso SL-61-i386-2011-07-27-boot.iso ubuntu-12.04-server-i386.iso
    CentOS-6.2-x86_64-netinstall.iso gentoo-install-amd64-minimal-20110421.iso SL-61-i386-2011-07-27-Install-DVD.iso ViciBox_Redux.i686-3.1.15.iso
    clonezilla-live-1.2.8-46-amd64.iso gnewsense-livecd-deltah-i386-2.3.iso SL-61-x86_64-2011-07-27-boot.iso virtio-win-0.1-22.iso
    crunchbang-11-20120430-i386.iso goautodial-ce-2.1-final.iso slackware-13.37-install-dvd.iso vyatta-livecd_VC6.2-2011.02.09_2011-02-09_i386.iso
    debian-508-amd64-netinst.iso i386cd-5.1.2.iso slackware-14.0-install-dvd.iso vyatta-livecd-virt_VC6.4-2012.04.30_i386.iso
    debian-508-i386-netinst.iso install49.iso slackware64-13.37-install-dvd.iso ZeroShell-1.0.beta16.iso
    debian-6.0.1a-amd64-netinst.iso linuxmint-13-mate-dvd-32bit.iso stackops-0.2.1-b112-d20110517.iso

  • systemrescuecd-x86-2.3.1.iso

    I always prefer to have SystemRescueCD available just in case I bugger up something and need to recover. It's a great tool.

  • @lbft: or if you need to install CentOS on 256mb

  • @HalfEatenPie said: need to install CentOS on 256mb

    Solus has templates for that

  • InfinityInfinity Member, Host Rep
    edited November 2012

    If no one else is willing to look at Tim's spaghetti of his ISO list, I've put it here:

    [[email protected] isos]# ls
    7.2-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso                 
    debian-6.0.1a-i386-netinst.iso                                                                         
    lost+found                             
    systemrescuecd-x86-2.3.1.iso
    android-x86-2.2-r2-eeepc.iso              
    download                                                                                               
    mikrotik-5.20.iso                      
    TBPro-20120615.iso
    archlinux-2010.05-core-i686.iso           
    Elastix-1.6.0-x86_64-bin-29oct2009.iso                                                                 
    mikrotik-5.4.iso                       
    temp
    archlinux-2010.05-netinstall-x86_64.iso   
    Elastix-2.0.3-x86_64-bin-15nov2010.iso                                                                 
    mikrotik-5.8.iso                       
    trixbox-2.8.0.4.iso
    archlinux-2011.08.19-netinstall-dual.iso
    Elastix-2.2.0-i386-bin-01Nov2011.iso                                                                   
    mineos.iso                             
    turnkey-lamp-11.3-lucid-x86.iso
    archlinux-2012.08.04-dual.iso             
    Elastix-2.3.0-x86_64-bin-02abr2012.iso                                                                 
    NetBSD-6.0-amd64.iso                   
    turnkey-revision-control-11.3-lucid-x86.iso
    AsteriskNOW-1.7.1-i386.iso                  
    NetBSD-6.0-i386.iso                    
    turnkey-wordpress-11.1-lucid-x86.iso
    BlueOnyx-5107R-SL-6.1-20111118.iso        
    Fedora-16-i386-netinst.iso                                                                             
    oi-dev-148-text-x86.iso                
    ubuntu-10.04.3-server-amd64.iso
    cd49.iso                                  
    Fedora-16-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso                                                                      
    oi-dev-148-x86.iso                     
    ubuntu-10.04.3-server-i386.iso
    cd50-amd64.iso                            
    Fedora-16-x86_64-netinst.iso                                                                           openbsd52amd64.iso                     
    Ubuntu.10-04.i386.minimal.iso
    cd50.iso                                  
    FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso                                                                 openbsd52i386.iso                      
    ubuntu-11.04-server-amd64.iso
    cd51.iso                                  
    FreeBSD-8.2-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso                                                                  openfiler-2.3-x86-disc1.iso            
    ubuntu-11.04-server-i386.iso
    CentOS-5.7-i386-cPanel.iso                
    FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso                                                                 openfileresa-2.99.1-x86_64-disc1.iso   
    ubuntu-11.10-desktop-amd64.iso
    CentOS-5.7-i386-netinstall.iso            
    FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-i386-bootonly.iso                                                                  
    osol-0906-x86.iso                      
    ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso
    CentOS-5.7-x86_64-netinstall.iso          
    FreePBX-1.812.210.57-x86_64-Full-1336427138.iso                                                        
    pbxinaflash20621-i386.iso              
    ubuntu-11.10-server-amd64.iso
    CentOS-5.8-i386-netinstall.iso            
    FreePBX-1.812.210.57-x86_64-Netinstall 1336427138.iso                                                 
    pbxinaflash20623-x86_64.iso            
    ubuntu-11.10-server-i386.iso
    CentOS-6.1-i386-netinstall.iso            
    FreePBX-Distro-Net-1.86.210.57.iso                                                                     
    pfSense-2.0.1-RELEASE-i386.iso         
    ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso
    CentOS-6.1-x86_64-netinstall.iso         
    fslive-1.2.iso                                                                                         ReactOS.iso                            
    ubuntu-12.04-server-amd64.iso
    CentOS-6.2-i386-netinstall.iso            
    fusionp

    Probably in the wrong order but meh, the best I could do, at least now I can read it.

  • OpenWRT would be fun but there is no ISO for it, IIRC. If it works on routers just imagine it on a VPS :D

  • @lbft said: SystemRescueCD

    Noted. Will defiantly have this.

  • @Dionysus said: ETA on KVM? :D

    Once our current node is ~50% full :)
    Hopefully next week, however there is a little surprise that will come with the announcement.

    We may give out a few free servers for a week or so to test the node.

  • I just installed alpline Linux on a low end KVM last night, still reading wiki to get to work with it.
    And indeed, I do agree that adding some unique ISOs is really interesting.

  • SimpleNodeSimpleNode Member
    edited November 2012

    @Dionysus I'm just trying to decide between RAID10 SSD or HDD. I'm leaning towards SSDs but... :/

  • Nick_ANick_A Member, Top Host, Host Rep

    but...

  • @Nick_A said: but...

    I think it may be better to offer SSDs at a later stage where we can get more then four SSDs in a node.

    It may not be worth offering SSD based VPSes until we can push insane I/O & larger disk spaces.

  • The real question is: will anyone use the other ISOs? If someone wants something outside of the basic ISOs, he can request it.

    Do you have a source for getting these ISOs? Do they need some sort of special versions to install on your service? If they are just regular things you can download off of the distribution's site, and install without any modifications, why bother getting them now? You'll be wasting your time gathering them all up for nobody to use outside of that one potential customer who will ask for it.

    Just get it when they ask. If you are concerned about no availability for acquiring certain ISOs in the future, save them to your HDD, I guess. In reality, you won't need 99% of other random OSes.

  • Agreed with @lzp. It will take more work to maintain every ISO you have if you have more than your customers need. Just make it clear to them that you can request a custom ISO if your panel don't have it already.

  • netomxnetomx Moderator

    Damn small linux?

    Windows 3.11? :D

  • haiku os anyone?

  • @lzp said: The real question is: will anyone use the other ISOs?

    A ISO image ready to mount on the KVM VPS is a great way to save time when searching and testing for open source applications. I use a small Hostigation KVM VPS just for testing purposes: the ISO list is big and well mantained, and I often find new interesting distributions.

    The SolusVM console keymap selector must be enabled for those "weird" ISO's to work properly, because the stock SolusVM US keyboard default is preventing the KVM VNC console from receiving the symbols typed on a non-US keyboard.

    Here are some open source ISOs I will test in the future (when miTgiB will add them to the list :-)

    CryptoNAS live cd (a NAS with encryption)
    Freenas (a NAS based on freebsd)
    Knoppix (live cd desktop linux)

  • SimpleNodeSimpleNode Member
    edited November 2012

    @Dionysus

    After some discussion/consideration, we feel it's not economical for us to offer SSD KVM VPS plans at our target price point (approx. $16 for 1GB KVM)

    Don't worry, as we still (kind-of) have a surprise in terms of disks on the KVM node :)

  • I'd appreciate it if more hosts provided SystemRescueCd or even just GParted. Repartitioning KVM disks is an absolute pain without it, depending on which other ISOs the provider has available.

  • Do you also offer ReactOS, Syllable OS, AROS, Haiku and eComstation?

  • @Raymii I'm asking you. Should/Will I?

  • I don't think it will be used much, but a VPS with reactOS would be nice. As it is low on resources and disk, you might provide it with rdp as a "Full featured remote desktop" for clients.

  • twaintwain Member
    edited November 2012

    @lbft said: I always prefer to have SystemRescueCD available just in case

    I prefer RIPLinuX for that variety... (loads up way faster than sysrescd)

    http://www.tux.org/pub/people/kent-robotti/looplinux/rip/

    One thing you all might consider... set up a PXE server with say RipLinux, sysrescuecd, or other rescue types, put it on a separate vlan, and if SolusVM supports using tagged vlans (proxmox does).. then give your customers a 2nd NIC on that tagged vlan (the one on the PXE network)... then when they need rescue, instead of booting up a hefty sysrescd ISO (or whatev ISO), they can just pxe boot from the 2nd nic into a nice little pxe menu from which they can choose from rescue cd's or anything you put on there... puppy, whatever... this is more of an in-house DC style thing that NOC peeps do for troubleshooting downed physical servers, but it really is a good system to set up, even if for only your own corp stuff..

  • @Raymii said: a VPS with reactOS would be nice

    Havent checked that in a couple of years, is it able to do anything now ?
    M

  • @Maounique If sound doesn't work on RDP I would rather use NX on Linux honestly.

  • Crunchbanglinux is cool

  • gbshousegbshouse Member, Host Rep

    Windows 98SE or ME :) just kidding :) Solaris would be nice

  • Alpine Linux actually looks interesting... good security...
    http://alpinelinux.org

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