bootcdwrite - build a bootcd image from a running system
bootcdwrite [-s] [-c <config_directory>] [-only_floppy]
is used to write a standard Linux Installation to cd. The
Installation must fit on one CD. It is possible to copy a system mounted per
NFS to a local CD writer. It is also possible to only create an image of the
CD for later use.
It is important that the kernel can access the cdrom on the system, where you
want to boot from the CD, without having to load any modules. (Because to load
modules from CD, the kernel must have access to CD before). If this is not the
case you have first to create a new kernel with CD-support built in.
If something goes wrong with bootcdwrite, the user will be given the chance to
correct the problem. bootcdwrite starts many commands. If a command exits with
an exit code != 0, or if a command produces unknown output on stdout or
stderr, the command and the output will be shown to the user. He gets the
option to exit, retry the failed command, or to ignore the failed command.
- means silent and canbe used to to disable interactive
questions and to try to ignore errors.
- -c config_directory
- change the default path of the directory including the
- only a bootfloppy (to boot an existing bootcd) has to be
- Currently no other options can be specified on command
line. All configuration
- has to be done in the config files.
- Configuration for bootcdwrite.
- Here the image of the CD which will be created will be
stored temporarily by bootcdwrite. WARNING - You need a lot of disk-space
here. You can change this location with variable VAR in bootcdwrite.conf.
Documentation in bootcdwrite.conf
bootcdwrite.conf(5), bootcd(1), bootcdflopcp(1), bootcd2disk(1)
This manual page was written by Bernd Schumacher
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be
used by others).