Installing Mikrotik RouterOS

  • Posted on June 18, 2015
  • VPN
  • ZedexAsked by Zedex

Hello! I would like to set up VPN server for my company using Mikrotik RouterOS. Is it possible to install it from iso? RouterOS lacks some virtIO drivers and thus can only be installed on Xen VPS.

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Take a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 droplet and run this command:

wget -O  && \
gunzip -c > chr.img  && \
mount -o loop,offset=33554944 chr.img /mnt && \
ADDRESS=`ip addr show eth0 | grep global | cut -d' ' -f 6 | head -n 1` && \
GATEWAY=`ip route list | grep default | cut -d' ' -f 3` && \
echo "/ip address add address=$ADDRESS interface=[/interface ethernet find where name=ether1]
/ip route add gateway=$GATEWAY
 " > /mnt/rw/autorun.scr && \
umount /mnt && \
echo u > /proc/sysrq-trigger && \
dd if=chr.img bs=1024 of=/dev/vda && \

After half a minute you will be able to login into your new cloud router. Do not forget to setup a password! That image will also keep IP and gateway after configuration reset.

Hello, there is a way to add floating ip?


Give some time for qemu-nbd to be ready mount: special device /dev/nbd0p2 does not exist resize2fs 1.42.13 (17-May-2015) open: No such file or directory while opening /dev/nbd0p2

always stuck in there