Recently I set about installing RancherOS. This was just to have a look and see what use cases it might help with. I chose to install RancherOS to a VM. In my case, VMware workstation. A roadblock I hit was providing an SSH key to the cloud-config.yml file. The roadblock specifically, how can I send a file to a system I don’;t have a password or SSH key for? This article covers, generating an SSH key, SSH access to live CD and installation to hard disk.