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       mkwinpeimg - Make a customized bootable image of Windows PE


       mkwinpeimg [OPTIONS] IMAGE


       mkwinpeimg  is  able to make a bootable image of Windows PE by taking files from a mounted
       Windows installation ISO image (Vista or later) or the mounted ISO image for  the  Windows
       Automated  Installation  Kit (WAIK) or the WAIK supplement.  The --windows-dir and --waik-
       dir options are used to specify the locations of these mounted ISOs.  You only need one or
       the  other.   The files that mkwinpeimg will retrieve are boot.wim, bootmgr, boot.sdi, and
       bcd.  If making an ISO image, the file is also retrieved.  Microsoft owns the
       rights to these files and they are not distributed with wimlib.

       mkwinpeimg  can make two types of bootable images.  The default is to make a bootable disk
       image.  The image is not partitioned and is formatted into a FAT filesystem.   syslinux(1)
       is  required  to  make  this  type  of  image,  as  it is used to chainload bootmgr. Also,
       mtools(1) is required so that the FAT filesystem can be created without root privileges.

       The other type of bootable image that mkwinpeimg can make is a  bootable  ISO  image.   To
       make  this type of image, give the --iso option.  mkisofs(1) is required to make this type
       of image.  In --iso mode, you can specify IMAGE as "-" to write the ISO image to  standard

       If  you  make a disk image, you could put it on a USB drive, and if you make an ISO image,
       you could put it on a CD.  In addition, both types of images can be loaded by the SYSLINUX
       or PXELINUX bootloaders using the MEMDISK module.

       Windows  PE  itself  is  contained  in the boot.wim file.  mkwinpeimg can modify this file
       before embedding it in a bootable image.  The most useful modification is  to  specify  an
       executable  or  batch  file  for  Windows  PE to execute as soon as it starts up.  Use the
       --start-script FILE option to specify such a file.  You may also add  arbitrary  files  to
       boot.wim  by  putting  them  in  a  directory,  then  specifying the --overlay DIR option.
       However, for more extensive modifications, consider modifying the boot.wim file separately
       using  wimmountrw(1)  or  wimupdate(1),  then  providing  it to mkwinpeimg using the --wim

       mkwinpeimg can also make only a modified boot.wim, rather than  a  bootable  ISO  or  disk
       image, if the --only-wim option is given.


       -i, --iso
             Make an ISO image instead of a disk image.

       -o, --only-wim
             Make  neither  a disk image nor an ISO image; instead, only make a modified boot.wim

       -W, --windows-dir=DIR
             Use DIR as the location of the mounted Windows installation ISO image.   If  neither
             --windows-dir nor --waik-dir is specified, then the script looks for the mounted ISO
             in the following default locations: /mnt/windows, /mnt/windows7, /mnt/windows8,  and

       -A, --waik-dir=DIR
             Get  the  boot files and boot.wim from the ISO of the Windows Automated Installation
             Kit mounted on DIR instead of from a Windows installation ISO.  This also  works  if
             the mounted ISO is for the WAIK supplement rather than the WAIK itself.

       -s, --start-script=FILE
             Add    FILE   to   the   root   directory   of   Windows   PE   image   and   adjust
             \Windows\System32\winpeshl.ini to execute FILE when Windows PE starts up.

       -w, --wim=WIM
             Use WIM as the "boot.wim" file.  This defaults to the appropriate WIM file from  the
             Windows ISO, WAIK, or WAIK supplement.

       -O, --overlay=DIR
             Adds all the files in DIR to the Windows PE image.

       -t, --tmp-dir=DIR
             Use DIR for temporary files.  Defaults to a directory made using "mktemp -d".

       -a, --arch=ARCH
             Use  the Windows PE version from the Windows Automated Installation Kit (or the WAIK
             supplement) that has  the  CPU  architecture  ARCH.   Only  valid  with  --waik-dir.
             Possible  values: "x86" or "amd64".  Default is "x86".  Note: the WAIK also contains
             a Windows PE image for  the  ia64  (Itanium)  architecture;  however,  this  is  not
             supported by this script.

       -h, --help
             Display help.

       -v, --version
             Show version information.


       Create  a bootable disk image of Windows PE from the Windows (Vista or later) installation
       media mounted on /media/windows:

              mkwinpeimg --windows-dir=/media/windows winpe.img

       Create a bootable ISO of Windows  PE  from  the  WAIK  (or  WAIK  supplement)  mounted  on
       /media/waik, and add all the files in "winpe_overlay" to Windows PE's filesystem:

              mkwinpeimg --iso --waik-dir=/media/waik --overlay=winpe_overlay winpe.iso

       Create  a  bootable  image  of  Windows  PE from the Windows installation media mounted on
       /media/windows, add and make it execute "install.cmd" when it starts up.  In this  example
       the image is created in the root directory of the TFTP server for network booting.

              mkwinpeimg          --start-script=install.cmd         --windows-dir=/media/windows


       Microsoft's licenses may limit the things that Windows PE can be used for,  and  they  may
       limit your rights to redistribute customized versions of Windows PE.


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