Deploying a Droplet with Scientific Linux


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.