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How can i install Openstack on Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop

asked 2013-09-06 15:53:59 -0600

Omar Aboesloud gravatar image

updated 2014-01-22 15:12:59 -0600

Evgeny gravatar image

Can i install openstack on Ubuntu 12.04 64 desktop version ?

Note : My laptop is Dell inspiron n5520 i5 with 8 Giga Ram .

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answered 2013-09-17 10:31:36 -0600

Sirushti Murugesan gravatar image

Ubuntu-Server and Ubuntu-Desktop actually have the same kernel since the release of 12.04 but with different packages installed. You could as well install Ubuntu-Server and run sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop to get a functional equivalent of Ubuntu-Desktop and vice-versa. They are essentially the same distro.

That said, you can now try installing OpenStack using whichever method suits you either on your base operating system or you could install it inside a separate Virtual Machine. It's your call.

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answered 2013-09-06 17:02:06 -0600

annegentle gravatar image

No, you cannot install on Desktop, it requires Server.

See also .

Your laptop will probably serve better with an all-in-one install such as Devstack, , on a virtual machine running an Ubuntu server.

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+1, best to install on server edition within a VM. Most people who run OpenStack on Ubuntu use server edition, and you'll never know what issues you might run into with desktop edition, e.g. NetworkManager could be a nuisance.

darragh-oreilly gravatar imagedarragh-oreilly ( 2013-09-17 11:12:38 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-09-07 05:57:04 -0600

RomilGupta gravatar image

Yes, you can use Ubuntu 12.04 desktop version for installing Openstack. I have installed it many times on Ubuntu server as well desktop version.

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you mean that running Ubuntu server on VM

Omar Aboesloud gravatar imageOmar Aboesloud ( 2013-09-07 12:48:12 -0600 )edit

you can use either VM or physical machine.

RomilGupta gravatar imageRomilGupta ( 2013-10-01 11:24:46 -0600 )edit

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