calamares - Man Page

distribution-independent system installer


calamares [options]


calamares is a distribution-independent system installer, with an advanced partitioning  feature for both manual and automated partitioning operations. It is the  first installer with an automated “Replace Partition” option, which makes it  easy to reuse a partition over and over for distribution testing. Calamares is  designed to be customizable by distribution maintainers without need for  cumbersome patching, thanks to third party branding and external modules  support.


-h, --help

Displays this help.

-v, --version

Displays version information.

-d, --debug

Verbose output for debugging purposes.

-c, --config <config>

Configuration directory to use, for testing purposes.

See Also

The calamares website:


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calamares is written by Teo Mrnjavac <>, Adriaan de Groot <> and an international group of contributors.

This man page is written by Jonathan Carter <>