Deploying a Droplet with Scientific Linux

Posted October 27, 2014 2.6k views


I am working with a developer whose local environment is Scientific Linux (with Python 2.7 as an add-on) I would love to use Digital Ocean to deploy a droplet to run this.

Is there a way that I can deploy, let’s say Ubuntu and then switch the distro from the command line?

I have experience custom building Linodes and such but am unaware of how to proceed in this environment.

Basically the kind of help I am looking for is to strategically do the most efficient thing in the correct order for myself and my developer.



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At the moment, Digital Ocean does not support custom images.
Digital Ocean is ran on Kernel-based Virtual Machines(KVM).

However you could explore lxc on a non bebian distruibution (try Ubuntu).
Here’s a link to a guide:

Hope this helps a little with some insight.

by lemon
LXC, or Linux Containers, is a system built upon a number of features included in modern Linux kernels that allows for creation and management of many virtualized Linux systems on a single parent host system. However, unlike some virtualization solutions, no hardware emulation is used and the container shares the kernel with the host, which makes LXC incredibly lightweight and easy to use.