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I've fairly new to ArmBian and as I'm trying to setup a cluster of Rock64's, I'm wondering if there's any support for using cloud-init (user-data) to be able to setup a board on boot?



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Hi @lanefu,


Thanks for the suggestion, I will look into building my own. I dabbled with putting together ARM distros quite a few years back.


Regarding the steps (assuming a distribution comes with cloud-init enabled and configured with NoCloud datasource):

- flash tool provided by the Hypriot team allows embedding a user-data yaml file in the boot partition of the flashed sd card (it works with any image, I actually tried with with armbian as well thinking it had cloud-init)


In theory, that should be all that's needed so that the SBC's have the user-data steps provided and executed at startup

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