I am installing magento2 in a LEMP stack, trough composer and command line.

Follow is the code I am using to install:

bin/magento setup:install 
--backend-frontname="adminlogin" \    
--db-host="localhost" \
--db-name="magentodb" \
--db-user="magentouser" \
--db-password="magentouser@" \
--language="en_US" \
--currency="USD" \
--timezone="America/New_York" \
--use-rewrites=1 \
--use-secure=0 \
--base-url="http://www.newmagento.com" \
--base-url-secure="https://www.newmagento.com" \
--admin-user=adminuser \
--admin-password=admin123@ \
[email protected] \
--admin-firstname=admin \
--admin-lastname=user \

Is there any parameter to force magento to install sample data?

1 Answer 1


After your Magento installation in order to install sample data using the command line, enter the following command as the Magento file system owner:

php <your Magento install dir>/bin/magento sampledata:deploy

Source: http://devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.0/install-gde/install/sample-data-before-composer.html

  • that should be done after initial instalation?
    – IgorAlves
    Commented Feb 28, 2017 at 15:05
  • yes after initial instalation Commented Feb 28, 2017 at 15:13

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