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Install Fedora CoreOS on bare metal machine using the next image.


  1. Download and verify the latest FCOS next image for bare metal machines. Choose your preferred installation source (ISO for an optical or USB drive or PXE for a network install).
  2. Familiarize yourself with FCOS provisioning philosophy, i.e. the role of an Ignition config file during system installation.

How to test

  1. Create an Ignition config. You can use the simplest example available which includes your SSH key.
  2. Follow the documentation for installing CoreOS on Bare Metal (using next instead of stable in the instructions).
  3. You should be able to see the IP address printed at the login prompt of the serial console.
  4. SSH into the machine using ssh username@ipaddress (replace username and ipaddress with actual values).

Expected Results

  1. The system runs on a bare metal machine according to the instructions.
  2. You can read the IP address of the machine from the serial console.
  3. You can connect to the machine via SSH.
  4. The linked documentation is clear, all steps are understandable, and nothing important is missing from it.


  1. Follow the documentation in this section to add a password to your configuration. Then try to log into the machine on the serial console using that password.
  2. Follow the documentation in this section to enable SSH password authentication. Then try to log into the machine over SSH using a username and password.