Linode - 18.04 LTS - sticks at Installing packages needed for setup


Linode - 18.04 sticks at

Installing packages needed for setup...

Just does nothing…


Might be a good thing to have the script display stdout, I honestly don’t know if it just takes forever to do anything or what…

Previously on 14.04 and I remember the install being easy enough, now just twiddling thumbs


Tried another server

Linode 18.04 same score


Did you do apt-get update && apt-get upgrade before trying to install?

I am showing 18.04.2 on both my Linodes.

I had no trouble installing on either



Second server, don’t think so, first server yup, reinstalled base image even several times before attempting a second server… just to see.

I spun up a DO server instead - was up and running in no time.

Which is a shame since I would personally like to support Linode, but the only use I have for them at the moment was for mailinabox servers, but don’t have time for that.