On Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 5:31 AM Ralph Seichter <abbot(a)monksofcool.net> wrote:
Hetzner does not support uploading installation
images. When I want to
install a Linux distribution for which Hetzner does not provide an ISO
image, e.g. Gentoo Linux, I rely on booting Hetzner's rescue system
(Debian) to partition disks, download the stage3 archive, chroot into
the Gentoo environment, build a kernel, and so forth.
Given your experience, I think it will be similar enough to Gentoo
(note I have not tested this, let alone in the specific environment).
You'll boot into their rescue system to start. From there you'll need
to do a bit of bootstrap that hopefully the rescue system can support.
There are a number of ways one could try and do this too so if this
doesn't work we can approach it differently depending on what went
wrong. Anyway to start with, I'd do your normal partition and setup
(is this efi btw?) from there you should try and use
as a standalone tool for setting up the chroot. Ideally you'll want at
least os-core, os-core-update, kernel-native and
systemd-networkd-autostart. Once that is installed in the chroot you
should chroot into it and run a swupd repair-os and probably a
clr-boot-manager update just to be on the safe side. Let us know how
that goes for you.