Void Linux on Oracle Cloud Free Tier

Posted on Oct 21, 2023

I’ve recently noticed that Oracle (yes, oracle) offers a pretty nice ‘Always Free Tier’ cloud offering.

Unfortunately, only Oracle Linux and Ubuntu are available, which is not really what i want.

So i went ahead and wrote a small script which ’takes over’ an existing ubuntu installation: takeover.sh.

Using the script is rather simple:

  • First, create a new ubuntu minimal instance
  • SCP the script to /tmp
  • Login to the ubuntu host and (as root) execute sh /tmp/takeover.sh, then wait.

Note: You likely want to modify the script to use a different root password and create a different user (with different keys ;-) )