Provided by: bootcd_3.25_all
bootcdwrite - build a bootcd image from a running system
bootcdwrite [-s] [-c <config_directory>] [-only_floppy]
bootcdwrite 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.
-s means silent and canbe used to to disable interactive questions
and to try to ignore errors.
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
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
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).
Wed Feb 23 00:00:00 EET 2000 BOOTCD(1)