NAME

bootc-install - Install the running container to a target

SYNOPSIS

bootc install [-h|--help] <subcommands>

DESCRIPTION

Install the running container to a target.

## Understanding installations

OCI containers are effectively layers of tarballs with JSON for metadata; they cannot be booted directly. The `bootc install` flow is a highly opinionated method to take the contents of the container image and install it to a target block device (or an existing filesystem) in such a way that it can be booted.

For example, a Linux partition table and filesystem is used, and the bootloader and kernel embedded in the container image are also prepared.

A bootc installed container currently uses OSTree as a backend, and this sets it up such that a subsequent `bootc upgrade` can perform in-place updates.

An installation is not simply a copy of the container filesystem, but includes other setup and metadata.

OPTIONS

-h, --help

: Print help (see a summary with -h)

SUBCOMMANDS

bootc-install-to-disk(8)

: Install to the target block device

bootc-install-to-filesystem(8)

: Install to the target filesystem

bootc-install-to-existing-root(8)

: Perform an installation to the host root filesystem

bootc-install-print-configuration(8)

: Output JSON to stdout that contains the merged installation configuration as it may be relevant to calling processes using `install to-filesystem` that want to honor e.g. `root-fs-type`

bootc-install-help(8)

: Print this message or the help of the given subcommand(s)

VERSION

v0.1.11