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The following Operating Systems are available for installation via the installimage script:

Operating System Versions
CentOS 6.4 Minimal (32-Bit), Minimal (64-Bit)
Debian 7.0 (Wheezy) Minimal (32-Bit), Minimal (64-Bit), LAMP (64-Bit)
openSUSE 13.1 Minimal (64-Bit)
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) Minimal (32-Bit), Minimal (64-Bit)
Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Minimal (64-Bit)

The minimal images generally contain no software other than SSH, allowing an unlimited scope for creativity.

The LAMP images contain "Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP".

More information on how to install these Operating Systems on your server can be found on this wiki page.


What changes are made to the distributions?

The standard offered images generally contain no additional or modified drivers or other software (eg. for RAID controllers). The images are updated regularly.


Each image contains software for all available installation options (software RAID and LVM) and file systems (ext2/3/4, reiserfs, xfs).

Boot loader

GRUB2 is the preferred boot loader and is used when it is supported by the operating system tools (like YAST), otherwise GRUB (GRUB legacy) is used. The usage of LILO is no longer supported.

The boot loader configuration is adjusted so that any graphics mode is disabled (nomodeset).


The network configuration is pre-configured so that there are no restrictions. If necessary the duplex mode of the network card is specifically set.


If software RAID is used the RAID verification is set to a random time.

Time (NTP/Chrony)

The configuration is adjusted so that the Hetzner NTP servers are used.

Package repositories

Provided that Hetzner has a mirror of the distribution, this gets used by default and is pre-configured, along with another mirror.

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