Login credentials of Ubuntu Cloud server image

18.04 setup step-by-step with cloud-localds

In short you need on the host:

sudo apt-get install cloud-image-utils

cat >user-data <<EOF
password: asdfqwer
chpasswd: { expire: False }
ssh_pwauth: True

cloud-localds user-data.img user-data

# user-data.img MUST come after the rootfs. 
qemu-system-x86_64 \
-drive file=ubuntu-18.04-server-cloudimg-amd64.img,format=qcow2 \
-drive file=user-data.img,format=raw \
-m 1G

and now you can login with:

  • username: ubuntu
  • password: asdfqwer

Here I describe a full minimal detailed working QEMU example: https://askubuntu.com/questions/281763/is-there-any-prebuilt-qemu-ubuntu-image32bit-online/1081171#1081171

Tested on an Ubuntu 18.04 host.

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