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Need Centos6 droplet

No success trying to install a version of centos 6. I know it’s past eol, but I have software that needs centos 6.

I installed the image from: https://cloud.centos.org/centos/6/images/CentOS-6-x86_64-GenericCloud.qcow2

I installed that as a custom image and then created the droplet based on that custom image.

When I installed it with SSH keys checked - no root access When I installed it with root/password it complained that ssh was not available; to try ssh.

I think DO requires custom images to already have cloud-init and I can’t find any version of centos6 that indicates it would work with digitalocean.

The above seemed to work fine with default built in centos7.

Any advice, appreciated.

Thanks in advance, Chris.


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Hi there,

I just tested this with the image that you’ve provided. It looks like that if you try to access it via the console you see the following message:

Booting from Hard disk....
Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)... ok

What I could suggest is trying out the solution from here:

https://serverfault.com/questions/708447/probing-edd-boot-message-stays-for-ten-minutes-on-centos-6-6

Another option would be to try it out with a different CentOS 6 image.

Regards, Bobby