ThoughtPolice VMware Images

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Introduction

VMware lets you run another computer in your computer. Try out another operating system, test a different platform, preview a new distro. Hopefully this page of VMware images, or "Virtual Appliances" is useful.

Compatibility

These images will work in:

How to use these images

  1. Get the free VMware Player (or VMware Server, ESX 3, or VMware Workstation)
  2. Download the image you want to use (see the list below)
  3. Unzip it
  4. Load the image in VMware

How these images were created

All of these VMware images are straight installs of the distribution, with all the default options chosen. This means you will be using and American English with an American keyboard. No tinkering was done - this means that no security updates have been applied - so be careful! See the 1 minute HOWTO guide for instructions on changing the language and keyboard, and on applying security updates.
There is also a step-by-step walkthrough on how to create your own VMware image using VMware Workstation.

Download the images

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CentOS 4.6, server install. Long Term Support (until 2012!)

centos-4.6-i386-server.zip, 471M
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md5sum: a23b88a9db64e3dce27b8b11b02c0cc5
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice".
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CentOS 4.7, server install. Long Term Support (until 2012!)

centos-4.7-i386-server.zip, 428M
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md5sum: 81eeeb86168a971aed6092b0c041b467
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice".
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CentOS 4.8, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: centos-4.8-i386-server.zip, 469M
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md5sum: 25dd0d9838cde9840d862c53fd92cd15

64-bit: centos-4.8-x86_64-server.zip, 471M
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md5sum: 3e8627d0b36b2a37db105606b65848ea

CentOS 5.0, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

centos-5.0-i386-server.zip, 400M
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md5sum: 0cbe6c9551d32483e4e84ed0f87f69ee
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice".
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CentOS 5.1, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

centos-5.1-i386-server.zip, 909M
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md5sum: b082495b1a01a854c88723967e614cd6
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice".
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CentOS 5.2, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

centos-5.2-i386-server.zip, 908M
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md5sum: 4c31ce20e97de313647a809219788a77
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice".
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CentOS 5.3, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: centos-5.3-i386-server.zip, 963M
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md5sum: aa9972661a1f6e42b4056a38f0a18854

64-bit: centos-5.3-x86_64-server.zip, 1039M
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md5sum: e3253bcd4c47fe8dc5bbdb4442c08971

CentOS 5.4, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: centos-5.4-i386-server.zip, 965M
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md5sum: 67cae177842ef0533c6ca604cddeec53

64-bit: centos-5.4-x86_64-server.zip, 1038M
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md5sum: d82cbced59652025dc9e51078dd0e39e

CentOS 5.5, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: this image does not include the Desktop group (the earlier CentOS 5.x images erroneously do). If you need it, run yum groupinstall @Desktop.

32-bit: centos-5.5-i386-server.zip, 442M
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md5sum: 88d83680c1388e6e5c15ca855e934bc0

64-bit: centos-5.5-x86_64-server.zip, 478M
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md5sum: be094e47afbb819a9918f4e5340e4f04

CentOS 5.6, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: this image does not include the Desktop group (the earlier CentOS 5.x images erroneously do). If you need it, run yum groupinstall @Desktop.

32-bit: centos-5.6-i386-server.zip, 443M
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md5sum: 5fc8142f42310c88569a81f2a0f3527d

64-bit: centos-5.6-x86_64-server.zip, 456M
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md5sum: 2590006571f52ca00674d20d3b376672

CentOS 5.7, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: this image does not include the Desktop group (the earlier CentOS 5.x images erroneously do). If you need it, run yum groupinstall @Desktop.

32-bit: centos-5.7-i386-server.zip, 440M
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md5sum: 41b7772a174f11934ea8c0b794269bbb

64-bit: centos-5.7-x86_64-server.zip, 466M
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md5sum: 6eba0261e5d3ac235013fcc36bbf4be1

CentOS 5.8, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: this image does not include the Desktop group (the earlier CentOS 5.x images erroneously do). If you need it, run yum groupinstall @Desktop.

32-bit: centos-5.8-i386-server.zip, 472M
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md5sum: af6c0e67d7a5ceb82db75b678b888004

64-bit: centos-5.8-x86_64-server.zip, 510M
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md5sum: 791d89dba8ceeb623efcac3135046041

CentOS 5.9, server install. Long Term Support (until 2014!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: this image does not include the Desktop group (the earlier CentOS 5.x images erroneously do). If you need it, run yum groupinstall @Desktop.

32-bit: centos-5.9-i386-server.zip, 496M
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md5sum: ea0c3245b08ee35a0e0dad69ccc2102e

64-bit: centos-5.9-x86_64-server.zip, 515M
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md5sum: 3cf14a1d0e06ae09d412567db14249ac

CentOS 6.0, minimal install. Long Term Support (until 2017!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: centos-6.0-i386-minimal.zip, 332M
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md5sum: fcbc90d7d7ba0f3f2a4420b52674dfa8

64-bit: centos-6.0-x86_64-minimal.zip, 355M
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md5sum: b1c64790a0f6e8804424c654b15249df

CentOS 6.1, server install. Long Term Support (until 2017!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: centos-6.1-i386-server.zip, 689M
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md5sum: 5336f2eba4bdb0e48fbd10f54c6c9dbe

64-bit: centos-6.1-x86_64-server.zip, 697M
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md5sum: 4522e1fa98d9fdfcb0878cc942340eac

CentOS 6.2, server install. Long Term Support (until 2017!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: centos-6.2-i386-server.zip, 698M
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md5sum: 2682dc37694c1788ff81a0b6f69b1230

64-bit: centos-6.2-x86_64-server.zip, 705M
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md5sum: 6c0f22e36ae9574f45facf47f634eee9

CentOS 6.3, server install. Long Term Support (until 2017!)

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: centos-6.3-i386-server.zip, 572M
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md5sum: 53710fa7f45c106e941a33d3732d914a

64-bit: centos-6.3-x86_64-server.zip, 572M
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md5sum: 10ad2dfb4ce1724597f3e6362712202d

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Debian Sarge (Debian 3.1), minimal (netinstall) version.

debian-31r0a-i386-netinst-kernel2.6.zip, 115M
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md5sum: a2f41713f9f7407a9a3e43fb27fd2e24
Notes: root password is set at first boot.
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Note: 2.6 kernel chosen, not the default 2.4 kernel.

Debian Etch (Debian 4.0), minimal (netinstall) version.

debian-40r0-i386-netinst.zip, 299M
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md5sum: 2a1cb887f658701c0b1ff095600ee6f9
Notes: There are two accounts: "root" and "notroot". Password for both is "thoughtpolice".
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Debian Lenny (Debian 5.0), minimal (netinstall) version.

Notes: There are two accounts: "root" and "notroot". Password for both is "thoughtpolice".
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32-bit: debian-500-i386-netinst.zip, 150M
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md5sum: 35a21a670c680f7fd40da0fd8bb5f3b7

64-bit: debian-500-amd64-netinst.zip, 147M
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md5sum: 4d6d05196d38bc3eb0b47063918fd067

Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0), minimal version.

Notes: There are two accounts: "root" and "notroot". Password for both is "thoughtpolice".
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32-bit: debian-6.0.2.1-i386-minimal.zip, 319M
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md5sum: 793b833a2cceb11d8861aedffd79f9d0

64-bit: debian-6.0.2.1-amd64-minimal.zip, 331M
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md5sum: 05fc64a8cb1114d63c0a483cdab2b97f

Debian Wheezy (Debian 7.0), minimal version. new!

Notes: There are two accounts: "root" and "notroot". Password for both is "thoughtpolice".
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32-bit: debian-7.0.0-i386-minimal.zip, 270M
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md5sum: 347e0604ab489e722822dee64ab8b2a0

64-bit: debian-7.0.0-amd64-minimal.zip, 263M
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md5sum: 084da8918219a0475adda00331dfb9d5

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Fedora Core 4 (Stentz), minimal install.

fedora-fc4-i386.zip, 283M
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md5sum: 8e46e5ac5fe813cf83454febed2cfdef
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice". Remember that a standard install means selinux enabled, firewall on.
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Fedora Core 5 (Bordeaux), standard install

fedora-fc5-i386.zip, 977M
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md5sum: 16642a65686a6fb5b283d34e1c359662
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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Fedora Core 6 (Zod), standard install

fedora-fc6-i386.zip, 875M
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md5sum: 4e0037f18d4a43b04df33a920c5f751b
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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Getting Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! after an LVM error? See here.

Fedora 7 (Moonshine), standard install

fedora-7-i386.zip, 972M
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md5sum: 8e94dd615280c8aa82129c325c6c8add
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: Uses the BusLogic SCSI adaptor.
Getting Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! after an LVM error? See here.

Fedora 8 (Werewolf), standard install

fedora-8-i386.zip, 1149M
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md5sum: 102fe7c3b01a22a462f718a3fbc81068
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: Uses the BusLogic SCSI adaptor.

Fedora 9 (Sulphur), standard install

fedora-9-i386.zip, 1199M
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md5sum: aad622763be3508a33aa90ea316d49ae
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: Uses the BusLogic SCSI adaptor.

Fedora 10 (Cambridge), standard install

fedora-10-i386.zip, 696M
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md5sum: f417a4e0317cfdc0778bfaa484eda38b
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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Fedora 11 (Leonidas), standard install.

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: fedora-11-i386.zip, 1219M
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md5sum: 5fd954f77a4bd5d752b49438f51630a9

64-bit: fedora-11-x86_64.zip, 1229M
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md5sum: 33396a7b703ed2db8c05e5ca6080a8d6

Fedora 12 (Constantine), standard install.

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: fedora-12-i386.zip, 1051M
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md5sum: 4a959a99cbac08a10fd12d445664cbae

64-bit: fedora-12-x86_64.zip, 1121M
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md5sum: a0285962e9c444e7c0ff5a20c2a83037

Fedora 13 (Goddard), standard install.

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: fedora-13-i686.zip, 710M
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md5sum: 4164318be15c0090054b0bea05640ae9

64-bit: fedora-13-x86_64.zip, 716M
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md5sum: 0c26e8397a7f47c6f1b0aa5836b51333

Fedora 14 (Laughlin), standard install.

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: fedora-14-i686.zip, 687M
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md5sum: 48e2f08d6f35ff548657b72c83fbea70

64-bit: fedora-14-x86_64.zip, 686M
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md5sum: befa1167796673b763f77e2d3f01bc93

Fedora 15 (Lovelock), standard install.

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: fedora-15-i686.zip, 701M
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md5sum: a1ee9fd7b92d7a905851dfa4c92b101c

64-bit: fedora-15-x86_64.zip, 706M
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md5sum: 625bb079d76597d512eccc223a0be50f

Fedora 16 (Verne), standard install.

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: fedora-16-i686.zip, 749M
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md5sum: b58964f49e585fca817cf5fb72484176

64-bit: fedora-16-x86_64.zip, 753M
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md5sum: 86928563cec4a0d19f579246cc729403

Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle), standard install.

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: fedora-17-i686.zip, 794M
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md5sum: dfc136c3e5c9818de4a483e378290953

64-bit: fedora-17-x86_64.zip, 793M
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md5sum: 4a7e02901af41c507510bf1e512ba98e

Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow), standard install.

Notes: Login as user "root", password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: fedora-18-i686.zip, 1119M
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md5sum: 9b3d555d5bb36df81a48668e0d6da1e0

64-bit: fedora-18-x86_64.zip, 1121M
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md5sum: 45a0a3cc1c182068112605ce4e3b4839

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FreeBSD 6.0, minimal install.

freebsd-6.0-i386.zip, 129M
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md5sum: 505718f94ae67c4c8db22784b27a91f2
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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FreeBSD 6.1, user install.

freebsd-6.1-i386.zip, 173M
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md5sum: 9a591ab3447e8781a27a4b5151acc121
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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FreeBSD 6.2, user install.

freebsd-6.2-i386.zip, 235M
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md5sum: 5a78b8c7074f9ccd755d43e177e14b39
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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FreeBSD 6.3, user install.

freebsd-6.3-i386.zip, 221M
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md5sum: 5b05a4218799db57eebe6b0dd88f2fa0
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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FreeBSD 6.4, user install.

freebsd-6.4-i386.zip, 224M
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md5sum: d5d99356b840d34c22d44744281f678f
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: SCSI disk (unlike the other 6.x releases)!

FreeBSD 7.0, user install.

freebsd-7.0-i386.zip, 305M
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md5sum: 76edfb287ce8b66c7c404d9488427321
Notes: root password is "thoughtpolice"
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FreeBSD 7.2, user install.

Notes: Root password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: freebsd-7.2-i386.zip, 348M
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md5sum: 449dc7ef6ee3770c2a79a69399258fc4

64-bit: freebsd-7.2-amd64.zip, 286M
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md5sum: 1ad9fbe9a885e8fe7fc24036a37a090f

FreeBSD 7.3, user install.

Notes: Root password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: freebsd-7.3-i386.zip, 363M
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md5sum: 3a4589fa5a35163850d4a8529bc088fe

64-bit: freebsd-7.3-amd64.zip, 302M
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md5sum: 0d76add0103f4589d0efcb67f770480d

FreeBSD 7.4, user install.

Notes: Root password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: freebsd-7.4-i386.zip, 371M
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md5sum: 1dc0aaca0c54e87311510cedccdc656b

64-bit: freebsd-7.4-amd64.zip, 310M
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md5sum: 3003ba4494b66e34c0d0cdb7e9659168

FreeBSD 8.0, standard install.

Notes: Root password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: freebsd-8.0-i386.zip, 125M
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md5sum: 7636347fb546bf66b19bc9267c992bb8

64-bit: freebsd-8.0-amd64.zip, 137M
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md5sum: 5c9487fc19f4112f673915b350979e19

FreeBSD 8.1, standard install.

Notes: Root password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: freebsd-8.1-i386.zip, 180M
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md5sum: 977f93feb55c09184b5e7dc02c70f1b6

64-bit: freebsd-8.1-amd64.zip, 194M
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md5sum: 684a435c82230b8d7d165573006fa920

FreeBSD 8.2, standard install.

Notes: Root password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: freebsd-8.2-i386.zip, 183M
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md5sum: d118c69806c92c14b7629693387e3c7a

64-bit: freebsd-8.2-amd64.zip, 198M
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md5sum: 3d7a88dc0e68db6310ead029f33dc928

FreeBSD 8.3, standard install.

Notes: Root password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: freebsd-8.3-i386.zip, 190M
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md5sum: 79a14c493555329854e21a56e8ad4fae

64-bit: freebsd-8.3-amd64.zip, 208M
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md5sum: 7dc09a70e7ce9e06b1c1aa7f64a95a05

FreeBSD 9.0, standard install.

Notes: Root password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: freebsd-9.0-i386.zip, 237M
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md5sum: b39320d4d62fb5df805226c272b98eef

64-bit: freebsd-9.0-amd64.zip, 274M
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md5sum: 64b9ed1932753db98584099c69835ce6

FreeBSD 9.1, standard install. new!

Notes: Root password is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: freebsd-9.1-i386.zip, 312M
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md5sum: 626c436a5bec508feb189b24a350cc1e

64-bit: freebsd-9.1-amd64.zip, 352M
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md5sum: 19ead5788be194e45a8c98c172b3837b

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OpenSUSE 11.2 (Fichte)

Notes: There are two accounts, "root" and "notroot"; the password for both is "thoughtpolice"
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32-bit: opensuse-11.2-i586.zip, 1104M
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md5sum: 0fcf1df17ecc251cc28b52caa80f1e71

64-bit: opensuse-11.2-x86_64.zip, 1138M
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md5sum: d9d8c3662b1e973e4cc3bbbe89398b06

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Ubuntu Server 6.06.2 LTS (Dapper Drake) Long Term Support (until 2011!)

ubuntu-server-6.06.2-i386.zip, 184M
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md5sum: 63e61c40a51a14f88bd4a6435226a1a5
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
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Note: if you get stuck at "uncompressing kernel", see Ubuntu forums.

Ubuntu Server 6.10 (Edgy Eft)

ubuntu-server-6.10-i386.zip, 171M
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md5sum: 457ad56694948a110058445fad271b36
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice" (the README contains the wrong username).
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Note: This image will not run on the Pentium M (or CPUs that do not support PAE) - you will get the error Unknown Interrupt or fault at EIP

Ubuntu Server 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)

ubuntu-server-7.04-i386.zip, 189M
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md5sum: 078020bab05ce5e0555870e4c15b1b60
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 7.04 in 1 minute

Ubuntu Server 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

ubuntu-server-7.10-i386.zip, 189M
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md5sum: 91f35468f9548e3710269e404d9b2ec9
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 7.10 in 1 minute
Get the messages PANIC: CPU too old for this kernel.? See launchpad.

Ubuntu Server 8.04.1 LTS (Hardy Heron) Long Term Support (until 2013!)

ubuntu-server-8.04.1-i386.zip, 181M
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md5sum: 734f3d9a7da4d431c5c241af258b5cd7
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 8.04 in 1 minute

Ubuntu Server 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

ubuntu-server-8.10-i386.zip, 190M
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md5sum: 5b4b7383713c4feab285f5ba0aab7fe2
Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
Quick start HOWTO: See Ubuntu 8.10 in 1 minute
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Ubuntu Server 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
Quick start HOWTO: soon! For now see Ubuntu 8.04 in 1 minute

32-bit: ubuntu-server-9.04-i386.zip, 226M
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md5sum: f79dc878cb42fb0bfa57409fb88d99f0

64-bit: ubuntu-server-9.04-amd64.zip, 224M
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md5sum: 030fccb55299857ecf945620b8461c45

Ubuntu Server 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
Quick start HOWTO: soon! For now see Ubuntu 8.04 in 1 minute

32-bit: ubuntu-server-9.10-i386.zip, 240M
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md5sum: 42667147822d874ffbacedf14c8539ae

64-bit: ubuntu-server-9.10-amd64.zip, 239M
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md5sum: bc3fd9ec4b80362fd5947d5031268eab

Ubuntu Server 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
Quick start HOWTO: soon! For now see Ubuntu 8.04 in 1 minute

32-bit: ubuntu-server-10.04-i386.zip, 249M
fast torrent download!, web download
md5sum: cdc867136029fd1eb09b9254cf8a73e5

64-bit: ubuntu-server-10.04-amd64.zip, 255M
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md5sum: b5bc8a907ae62dac973f59075f5f61ce

Ubuntu Server 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 10.10 in 1 minute

32-bit: ubuntu-server-10.10-i386.zip, 236M
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md5sum: 86979335605cb4448135ba455dfeb960

64-bit: ubuntu-server-10.10-amd64.zip, 243M
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md5sum: cbf477aecf876b0b98258122df24677e

Ubuntu Server 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 11.04 in 1 minute

32-bit: ubuntu-server-11.04-i386.zip, 255M
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md5sum: 976f7b06c9671252c3e7f86040b52fbc

64-bit: ubuntu-server-11.04-amd64.zip, 272M
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md5sum: db7b21a633f4c0a6e23dba9ed46c70a3

Ubuntu Server 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 11.04 in 1 minute

32-bit: ubuntu-server-11.10-i386.zip, 281M
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md5sum: 00411012991d54faba2c8c1ffeb2badc

64-bit: ubuntu-server-11.10-amd64.zip, 279M
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md5sum: d392eed2238008a2f9d75e72a82e9c0f

Ubuntu Server 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 11.04 in 1 minute

32-bit: ubuntu-server-12.04-i386.zip, 330M
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md5sum: ae1fd3f9543d2998826bdb1c87a16fc2

64-bit: ubuntu-server-12.04-amd64.zip, 289M
fast torrent download!, web download
md5sum: 003a0d3ae424cfd49dd878cdf04e701a

Ubuntu Server 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 11.04 in 1 minute

32-bit: ubuntu-server-12.10-i386.zip, 330M
fast torrent download!, web download
md5sum: ae1fd3f9543d2998826bdb1c87a16fc2

64-bit: ubuntu-server-12.10-amd64.zip, 289M
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md5sum: 003a0d3ae424cfd49dd878cdf04e701a

Ubuntu Server 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) new!

Notes: There is no root account. Login as user "notroot", password is "thoughtpolice"
Quick start HOWTO: Ubuntu 11.04 in 1 minute

32-bit: ubuntu-server-13.04-i386.zip, 351M
fast torrent download!, web download
md5sum: 2ab145e743b996665723886be2b59524

64-bit: ubuntu-server-13.04-amd64.zip, 389M
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md5sum: a0b9fa837312af07b8df16cb827dea2

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