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Add Debian 7 to the standard OS images list

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  • Sep 11 2018
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  • James Cloos commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    Oh. Of course.

    «insert joke about caffine—or lack thereof»

    The ams drop came up fine.

    Thanks.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    Because its a settings change a reboot will not initiate the new kernel.

    You have to poweroff the server so that it gets synced with the cloud that is in the off state, and then the "boot" command needs to be issued either through the CP or the API.

    This will then reinitialize the config of the virtual server and will then load the new kernel.

    Thanks

  • James Cloos commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    Setting the deb7-x64 kernel in ams didn’t take.

    The settings tab still shows the new kernel, but on reboot /proc/version still shows the old kernel.

    Which I suppose is better that actually using it; the ny droplet failed to boot with the deb7-64 kernel.

    (The anoying web-only vnc console access made it impossible to copy the panic message.)

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    We're getting that fixed up today so hopefully new kernels will be displayed there shortly.

    Thanks

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    When Debian x64 kernel will be available on droplet settings page?
    Right now there are just x32 and testing kernels for Debian 7.
    Thanks

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    Debian7 is now available in all regions.

    Debian7 32x is having a couple of issues in AMS which we are getting fixed up, but it should be good everywhere before the end of today.

    We apologize for the delay we had to push out image region transfers first before we could import the new distros which was why there was a longer delay in getting the new distros added.

    Thanks

  • Florian Strankowski commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    Any update on this?

  • Ulrich Homann commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    I've updated my droplet successfully (apt-get dist-upgrade) but the kernel is still 2.6 because of the way digital ocean boots the droplets. (i don't like it -- it feels not really like a full root access)

  • XBy Tez commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    Basiclly, on your current squeeze, you apt-get update && apt-get upgrade (Only with debian squeeze repo's, not with 3rd party repos).. then apt-get dist-upgrade... Check if you have any broken packages or packages on hold (try: aptitude -> press g on the keyboard and if there's nothing exit with q). then change repo's to wheezy's
    deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free

    deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-updates main contrib non-free

    deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

    then apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade and reboot and you should be on wheezy just fine..

    That's how I upgraded 5 of my Debian servers

  • Bernardo Donadio commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    There's any ETA?

  • Phil Dobbin commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    to upgrade safely (after making backups, of course) try:

    <http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/release-notes/ch-upgrading.html>

  • Florian Strankowski commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    Any update?

  • SP commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    @Aleksey Martynov: good idea; anyways it will be long process for me :)

  • Aleksey Martynov commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    @SP
    Take a snapshot and create another droplet from it. Then update the OS on the freshly created server. If the update is ok, you may swap DNS records and remove/archive the original server.

  • Florian Strankowski commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    Now that it is stable - +3

  • SP commented
    September 11, 2018 18:40

    Any idea how to update from 6->7? Doing this normal manual way brake my os.