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Allow Custom Images

Allow users to upload ISO's of Linux installations they would like to use. For instance, I was hoping to install Slackware 14; if users could upload their own ISOs you wouldn't have to keep adding distros as they wanted them.

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    Cora SykesCora Sykes shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    Fabrizio GiammatteoFabrizio Giammatteo shared a merged idea: It would be great to import KVM existing machines as droplets  ·   · 
    Alessandro BaccanelliAlessandro Baccanelli shared a merged idea: upload of vmware disk or vhd...It would be wonderful!!!  ·   · 
    Francesco ManconeFrancesco Mancone shared a merged idea: Allow people to upload custom Virtual Machines with their own application stack.  ·   · 
    AlexAlex shared a merged idea: Provide the ability to create a droplet from a VM.  ·   · 
    Meds DebMeds Deb shared a merged idea: esx / vmware  ·   · 
    Mitchell McMillanMitchell McMillan shared a merged idea: Add mailinabox as a 1-click install  ·   · 
    jmartinsjmartins shared a merged idea: Manjaro Net Editon (Archlinux Image)  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Provide more of the popular Linux flavors such as openSUSE OR atleast allow users to create their own images or upload their ISOs  ·   · 
    JordanJordan shared a merged idea: With the deprication of Arch, is it possible to implement a way to upload custom images?  ·   · 
    Demet KayhanDemet Kayhan shared a merged idea: Add Debian 7.4 to the standard OS images list  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Ability to send local image of virtualBox system to digitalocean cloud vps.  ·   · 
    李开元李开元 shared a merged idea: Allow to upload custom virtual disks  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Add asterisknow ISO  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Offer a bigger droplets images portfolio  ·   · 
    Ataliba TeixeiraAtaliba Teixeira shared a merged idea: Slackware Image  ·   · 
    Pascal MathisPascal Mathis shared a merged idea: Support own operating system images  ·   · 
    Raphael BastosRaphael Bastos shared a merged idea: Funtoo Linux  ·   · 
    Thomas FjellstromThomas Fjellstrom shared a merged idea: Ability to upload pre-installed system images  ·   · 
    Mathew KeetonMathew Keeton shared a merged idea: Ability to install your own OS such as windows?  ·   · 
    RazvanRazvan shared a merged idea: Bring gentoo image back  ·   · 
    ramziramzi shared a merged idea: i like to install image from iso  ·   · 


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      • Axel FontaineAxel Fontaine commented  · 

        +1 for disk images instead of ISOs. Just like AWS AMIs.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        No sense, Vultr has less time in the business and they already allow custom ISO, and they use KVM as well as you... Moving to Vultr

      • Anonymous commented  · 


        +1 FRO CUSTOM IMAGES!!!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        this "might" be useful... would love to see this feature

      • Remy AdriaanseRemy Adriaanse commented  · 

        DO; could you please let us know something about the current status? I need to make decisions and this doesn't helps :(

      • RayRay commented  · 

        I decided to use digitalocean, but I need Archlinux... Unfortunately, I'm disappainted.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        +3 from me. good idea :D

      • Anonymous commented  · 

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      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  · 

        +1 I need to install an ISO for another language. This feature would be most useful.

      • danildanil commented  · 

        +1 it would be nice to use Gentoo

      • Fatih ErdemFatih Erdem commented  · 

        After 2 yerars there is no progress.

      • Kristoffer TangfeltKristoffer Tangfelt commented  · 

        This suggestion is highly interesting. It might be a way for me to continue using ArchLinux on DO which i've appreciated in the past.

      • Eric NicholsEric Nichols commented  · 

        I would love to use DigitalOcean but this is unfortunately a show stopper. I need the ability to customize my kernel. Using stock kernels may be OK with some people, but I've never developed a serious application that didn't require some kernel customization at some point, whether for security patches, compatibility with programs I want to use, performance tuning, etc, etc...

        I *might* be able use your service as is for development only, but it could never be used for production. Please fix this.

      • James BrooksJames Brooks commented  · 

        This would be great. I want to run GitHub Enterprise on a custom server so that I can develop my service on it.

      • whilerwhiler commented  · 

        custom iso image is good.

      • Saimon LovellSaimon Lovell commented  · 

        The problem is they are using KVM Virtualization which I tried to do myself and let me tell you it is not that easy. You have to get ISO of Linux that is build for KVM kernel environment. You can get lots of ISO that are however when a new distro comes out you will have to wait till it is tested and KVM environment and the kernel is patched for it which can take some time. You can just try to install a distro anyway however there will be no guarantee that it will run stable in an environment it does not fully understand. Other visualizations such as VirtualBox, ESXI, etc.. does not have these issues.

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