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How would you manually install your OS using SolusVM for customized installation?

The SolusVM Automatic Reinstall wouldn’t allow you to change or create a custom partition but it’s possible to manually install your OS by performing these steps:


  • Sign in to your SolusVM Control Panel.


  • If you have different kinds of VPS, choose the suitable one.

solusvm select vps (1)


  • Scroll down further, and check the ‘settings’ tab, change the order to CD ROM, and Hard disk.

solusvm manually install boot order


  • Select the “CDRom” field and if you see that the CD-ROM has been already mounted, then click on unmounts. After that, choose your operating system and click on “Mount”

solusvm-manual installation select os


  • Reboot the VPS by choosing “Reboot“, and then you will see a confirmation window. Click ‘yes’ on it

solusvm reboot vps


  • Quickly click ‘VNC’

solusvm vnc start


  • The new page will open quickly and then click on the ‘Java VNC client’ or on the ‘VNC’ button.

solusvm vnc area button


  • Click “Ok” or enter “Continue” and you will see a “Security Warning“. If it seems Ok, then accept and click the ‘run’ button.

solusvm security warning window


  • OS will ask you to “Press any button to start OS Installation” while booting. Press any key on the keyboard and then your OS Installation/Reinstallation would begin. It would show you an option like “Install OS”,  “Test this media”. For OS Installation/Reinstallation, you can select “Install OS” and hit enter.

solusvm os installing option


Once the installation begins while setting up the OS and asks you to create partitions, set-root/admin passwords, etc.


After the installation is complete, don”t forget to set your VPS Boot Order to “(1) Hard Disk (2) CDROM“, otherwise it will reboot your VPS and start in installation mode, instead of normal mode.


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