Cosmic Mod Install Guide

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Note: Currently this install image is a disk image and must be copied to an install disk at least 250 GB; we may shrink down the image in the future.


  • There are many ways to install this distro that is the beauty of it. Flexibility and freedom.


  • Currently on some systems the secure boot option in the EFI boot manager may need to be disabled for CosmicMod to load properly at boot.


  • One way to install the disk image is with using any live GNU/Linux environment including Cosmic-Mod that has dd.


  • On an external live SSD, you can download the Cosmic-Mod image and install it to the desired disk via dd.


  • Use fdisk -l to find out the letter of the SSD you will install it to.


  • Completely zero out the drive that will be used to install to via the command dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdx bs=1M replacing sdx with the actual drive letter such as sdb


  • run the command sync


  • run the below command after unplugging the zeroed out disk and plugging it back in once it has finished or after restarting the computer first if it is an internal ssd.


  • gunzip -c /path/to/cosmicmod-DATE.img.gz | dd of=/dev/sdX


  • run the command sync then restart you computer once it is finished


  • default usernames: mod and root


  • default passwords: user password: Aa!4142344 root password Qq!4142344


After logging into the installed OS CosmicMod,  after the installation you may need to 
repair the partition table in gParted if it prompts you to do this when you open gParted.

I would also expand the partition sdx3 leaving at least a MB of space at the end of the disk if needed.
save and apply the changes and restart.