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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 →
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Own Os  ·   · 
    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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      • Tyler SowersTyler Sowers commented  · 

        https://twitter.com/digitalocean/status/176338623053045760 Where is this feature? Why on earth is DigitalOcean completely stalling on anything having to do with custom uploading/downloading of images? It's really scary that people have been asking for this so long and there hasn't been so much of a peep from them. What's the point of uservoice if you don't talk to your customers?

      • ExidonExidon commented  · 

        want this ;-)

      • Lucun CaiLucun Cai commented  · 

        It is a very very useful feature!

      • mohd azuanmohd azuan commented  · 

        agree. i still did not use my "free usd 5" plus usd 5 that need to be paid to get that "free usd 5". so i have usd 10 credits. why? because of this custom iso. some intermediate to expert users want to install their own os, from specific distros and do not want to depending with digitalocean's template.

        honestly, after several months i am using vultr @ http://m.azuan.my/r-vultr-vps.html i can says that: vultr is BEST comparing with digitalocean.

        1. more 256MB ram ( 512 = 768)
        2. can upload/install using your own iso

        digitalocean should offer more than that. if your policy still not allowed custom iso's at least offer us something that different, for example extra disk space or ram, or even "extra ipv4" ;) rather than /64 ipv6.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Yes this fuction will needed for sure!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        +1 vultr
        -1 digitalocean (no gentoo, no custom images)

      • ChipChip commented  · 

        Thanks for the heads up on Vultr, it's fantastic, DigitalOcean really need to take a leaf out of their book

      • Ryan P.C. McQuenRyan P.C. McQuen commented  · 

        Moved on to Vultr, they have custom ISO's, more ram, and more server locations. I can't imagine why I would come back to DigitalOcean at this point.

      • Tomasz KontuszTomasz Kontusz commented  · 

        This is a make-or-break feature for me creating new VMs - I want to use NixOS, which is not supported here.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Any news on this issue?

      • RyanRyan commented  · 

        Thanks for the heads up on Vultr, 768mb of ram for $5/month and custom ISO's. SOLD!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        +333
        2 years before .. Time to complete something!

      • ToddTodd commented  · 

        yes please!!! I need an instance of vicibox which is a custom iso based on suse... please allow the upload of an iso and load from that... thanks!

      • 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

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