[arch-general] Installing by remote control

David Benfell benfell at parts-unknown.org
Tue Mar 19 18:04:56 EDT 2013

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Hi all,

I'm currently running Arch Linux on a Linode. I'm happy--actually,
real happy--with Arch, not so happy with the constraints I'm facing
with the Linode.

Casting about, I find Contabo in Germany. From them, I can get a
dedicated server with lots more capacity for about the same cost (it'd
actually go up a little because I'd solve a few other problems that
doing this would bring within range).

Unfortunately, they do not offer Arch Linux as an option. I sent their
support team a message asking about this, and I've included their
response below.

It sounds like heartburn to me. I don't have a lot of experience
installing Arch Linux (Linode *does* offer it as an option and I
installed via Bridge Linux on my desktops). I'm hoping this isn't as
weird as it sounds. (I've actually never heard of a KVMoIP.)

Is what they're offering a reasonable proposition? How weird is it really?


- -------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Ticket#2013031910000443] Arch Linux?
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:33:56 +0100
From: Contabo Support Team <support at contabo.com>
Organization: Contabo GmbH
To: benfell at parts-unknown.org

Dear Mr Benfell,

Thank you for your e-mail.

Unfortunately, we can not offer you an automated installation of Arch
Linux on our dedicated servers. But we could offer you to attach a
KVMoIP and an USB drive with the installation media of Arch Linux to
your server. This option is free of charge for a new dedicated server
order and it would be possible for you to install your preferred Linux
distribution by yourself.

If you want to agree with this offer, please order the dedicated server
on our website and add a note at the end of the ordering process about
Arch Linux and the manual installation with the KVMoIP.


If you have any questions or need help, please do not hesitate to
contact us.

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Stephan Forster
Technischer Support / Technical support

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19.03.2013 04:30 - David Benfell schrieb:

> Hi,
> I am leaning in favor of renting a dedicated server from your 
> organization, but my preferred Linux distribution is
> Arch--principally because it is a rolling distribution.
> I'm aware that a bleeding edge distribution is generally not 
> recommended for production servers, but I've had good luck with
> Arch, and would prefer to stick with them.
> I do not see Arch among your offerings. Would it be possible to do
> this?
> Thanks!

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