What is BOA?
Drupal distributions are optionally installed as platforms on the Aegir satellite instances.
Start with a completely vanilla Debian or Ubuntu server (or VPS). Do not install anything special - the automated BOA scripts will do this for you.
If you are using AWS for hosting, use the LTS from cloud.ubuntu.org/ami
Login via SSH and as root run the below command. Do not run this command under sudo.
wget -q -U iCab http://files.aegir.cc/BOA.sh.txt
This will prepare your server with the barracuda and octopus install/update scripts.
Then to install everything in one hit
boa in-stable public server.mydomain.org my@email o1
The o1 is the octopus user name. You can change this to what ever you want.
It's best point your DNS records prior to running the above installer. By default BOA will setup the following two Aegir hostmaster sites on your server:
Point both of these to your servers IP address.