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868 bytes added ,  05:46, 23 January 2021
elaborate on installation process
The "regular" distro installation process with Hetzner is a pain in the ass. They have a limited number of [ KVM devices] so you have to open a support ticket requesting one. The options are "ASAP" and by appointment. In my experience, "ASAP" has been anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour and "by appointment" starts the next day. When they attach the KVM, you get an email with a URL, username, and password. After opening the URL, you'll see which device they've given you. One is modern and can be used perfectly fine in a browser. The other I've had is archaic and can only be interacted with through a Java applet that crashed on both my Arch installation and loading in an Ubuntu 20.04 VM. I was unimpressed with that one. If you want to install a custom operating system aside from their two-click deployments, your options are to upload AN ISO images through that the KVM interface which has no progress or status indicator until the upload is terribly unreliablefinished, at which point there will be a small notification in the window that disappears after a short time. It's very easy to miss. Alternatively, you could The other option is to provide connection details credentials for a SAMBA server and load an ISO that way but this is still too much troublecontaining the image you'd like installed. Both of these options are terribly slow.
Thankfully, they have a much simpler process for setting things up.