How to create a new instance with "ubuntu 12.04 - LTS server" in Google Compute Engine? I have seen there are options for "Centos and Debian", but I couldnt find any option for Ubuntu 12.04.

Is there any steps to create a ubuntu instance in Google Compute engine?


You can build your own image. There is documentation on how to do this at https://developers.google.com/compute/docs/images#buildingimage

Installing from media onto a blank qemu disk as described in this post about FreeBSD has also been successful for me: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/gce-discussion/YWoa3Aa_49U/FYAg9oiRlLUJ

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As of November 2014, Canonical and Ubuntu now provide GCE images for Ubuntu.

You can find more information on how to spin up instances using these images in the GCE documentation.

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