I'm uploading custom image vdi disk archived as bz2, but it does not appear in the list of images.

Posted February 20, 2019 4k views
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Where can I see logs/errors why it was rejected?

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Have you had any luck getting this resolved?

I have had issues as well.

My image never get listed, just says Pending.

I have been able to upload it to my “Spaces” but am not able to determine how to get it moved over to the Custom Images.


  • I’ve made new image this weekend.

    I’ve partitioned it like Ubuntu does -
    1MB (sectors 2048-4095) for BIOS boot unformatted partition,
    all else for ext4 / partition.

    I’ve built kernel with VirtIO support.

    I’ve added ‘datasource_list: [ConfigDrive]’ to /etc/cloud/cloud.cfg.

    And I’ve used bzip2 to compress VDI disk. Not tar.

    This time it worked. I’m able to deploy it from custom images.

    But there were only more problems next while booting.

Hey friend,

I’m not seeing anything on this side. Are you sure that it’s fully submitting/uploading? You might try disabling any browser addons or trying a different browser just for good measure / troubleshooting. Also make sure that you’ve read over the requirements here:


  • Hi

    I’ve tried again, but this time from Chromium instead of Firefox.
    After uploading archive it appears in the list as

    vi-g.vdi.bz2 Unknown OS
    0 regions

    In the ‘More’ menu there are greyed out options for 'Start a droplet’ and 'Add to region’ and available 'Delete’ option.

    After a few minutes the image disappears.

    I’ve tried only with NYC3 region.