How to install ClearOS on Linode

As of about 2019-02-06, this recipe stopped working because the CentOS from Linode is more recent than the ClearOS version. Sorry, you need to install ClearOS from .iso Ref:


Existing installs are fine.

You can also use CentOS from Linode, and do this: How to upgrade a fresh install of CentOS to ClearOS

WikiSuite requires ClearOS 7.x.

Virtual machines on Linode start at USD$5 per month.

 If CentOS released a new version in the last few weeks, read this!

If your CentOS version is more recent than the most recent released version of ClearOS, you need to run: this script because the current buildsys workflow does not fit the cloud deployment model


To create a Linode server with ClearOS:

  • Log in to Linode (there's a referral code in the URL – that funds more mirrors for ClearOS!). The code can also be added during registration process: b6c99e77c3f9385a81140f8f486fd42ce4900a7e .
  • Create or rebuild a node

Add A Linode

  • Select a type of Linode you want

Select A Type A Linode

  • Click on Dashboard

Linode Dashboard

  • Click on the Deploying a image

Deploy A Image

  • Click on the Deploying using StackScripts

Deploying Using StackScripts

  • Search for ClearOS, select the ClearOS 7 StackScript and continue

ClearOS   ClearOS 7

  • Write a root password and pick 512 MB instead of 256M

Root Password   Linode

  • Whenever the "Host Job Queue" processes finished, click on Boot button.

Boot Button

  • Going on Remote Access for see properties

Remote Access

First boot wizard

It takes a few minutes for the system to upgrade the CentOS image to ClearOS. When the system is ready, you will be able to login via the web-based administration tool:

(with w.x.y.z being your IP address)

Accept in your exemptions this unsecured connection.

Log in with root access.

Proceed through the rest of the web-based install wizard to tune your system and install apps!

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