I'm trying to follow https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd and switch to systemd manually. However, I don't know how to change cmdline options. Changing /boot/grub/menu.lst to add `init=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd` does not change anything.
I guess bootargs are given from the host. Any way to alter this from the guest?
We're testing some new ways to get new updated versions of support Linux distros, the change in the process is part of the hold up on getting a new version released, but it should smooth out future releases after we work through the kinks now.
+1 for the Arch Linux image. I have already set up my account with all the infos, and the only thing I'm waiting for to create a Droplet is an Arch Image. Any chance of a timetable or more infos on the hold-up? I really don't want to have to switch to Debian.
At this point this is embarrassing. The previous image was removed a month ago with no real explanation other than a hazy "well, we're working on it." Unacceptable. I guess I'll cut my losses, look for another provider, and start recommending to other people that they skip digitalocean due to their inability to communicate adequately.
Just created an Arch droplet (twice) using the new image. I logged in as root, then ran pacman -Syu. A few packages were updated including an updated kernel (3.8.5.*). Then rebooted via the reboot command. The droplet didn't come back up either time and I couldn't log in through VNC in my account.
Would really appreciate this since right now it seems to be impossible to get a Arch setup booting natively with systemd, which has been the default configuration for a while now and is a much better option than sysvinit.
To upgrade your arch image: Here is a small guide, where i have written down all steps i have done for my image. Especially the steps in 'update-steps.sh' are important: https://gist.github.com/thomasfr/8665985#file-update-steps-sh