Tip: Install OS via netboot.xyz without ISO support
Guest post by @ehab Written: 05th december 2020
It can happen your vm provider has a broken iso mount or does not support it at all. You can install your OS using netboot.xyz the following way:
1- Have your vm already installed with one of the provided templates e.g: debian 9. ssh into your vm as root install the ipxe package:
# apt-get install ipxe
Get your ip, gateway from your vm info email, provider cp or on debian this way and store it as it will be needed later.
# cat /etc/network/interfaces
# ip r
2- From your vnc or console, you should be able to see similar grub menu
after you press enter then quickly keep pressing CTRL+B ,or you can set to boot from CD only in you cp... then you should
enter your ip info you stored from the above step 1 like show in next image
if your vm supports ipv6 then it may try to configure it so you press enter like shown:
let it boot and should be good :)
I wrote this article when i got a HH vm and uploading iso is broken at time of this article.