Although vpsAdminOS is meant to be run from memory, it is also possible to install it on a hard drive or flash drive. This is useful for storage nodes that will act as netboot servers for the rest of the nodes or as a an option to run without netboot at all.

vpsAdminOS provides os-generate-config and os-install tools similar to nixos-generate-config and nixos-install.

Installation requires manual partitioning using e.g. fdisk. If your installation device is /dev/sda, you can create a single partition /dev/sda1 and mount it to /mnt.

Configs can be generated using

os-generate-config --root=/mnt

After adjustments of generated configs in /mnt/vpsadminos/ OS can beinstalled using

os-install --root=/mnt