Local boot option on Development and General Purpose Virtual Cloud Instances

This page shows you how to switch between the local boot and the bootscript option on a Development or General Purpose virtual cloud instance.

Requirements

Scaleway Development and General Purpose virtual cloud instances are now using the local boot option by default, instead of by using a Bootscript.

Kernels and Initrd are installed directly on the volume, which allows you to use the distribution kernel or any customized kernel of your choice.

Bootscripts are still available, for example, to boot your server into rescue mode to debug your server.

To switch to local boot on an older instance, you need to re-create it with one of our new local boot compatible images. All newly created Development or General Purpose virtual cloud Instances will use a local kernel by default. Previously created instance do not support local boot and can’t use this feature!

How to Switch the Boot Option

Important: Local boot is only available for Development and General Purpose virtual cloud instances.
It is currently not available for BareMetal and ARM cloud instances.

To switch between the local boot and bootscript options, go to the status page of your server and click on the Advanced Settings tab.

To enable the local boot option, click on Use local boot.

To disable the local boot option and to boot your server by using a bootscript, click on Use bootscript and Select the bootscript you want to use.

To boot your server into rescue mode in case you need to debug your server, choose the rescue image from the list and reboot your server from the management console.

Important: If you use CentOS or Fedora and don’t disable SELinux on the instance from within rescue, your instance will not reboot successfully because SELinux labels will be corrupted.

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