Manual installation

To install manually, follow the quickstart. When the QR code is prompted at the screen, you should be able to login via SSH to the box with the password kairos as kairos user.

Note, after the installation the password login is disabled, users and ssh keys to login must be configured via cloud-init.


To start the installation, run from the console:

sudo elemental install --device /dev/sda --cloud-init $CONFIG

Where the config can be a cloud-init file or a URL to it:


  network_token: ....

# extra configuration