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       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.

       -c config_directory
              change the default path of the directory including the configuration (/etc/bootcd).

              only a bootfloppy (to boot an existing bootcd) has to be created.

       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 <>, for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                   Wed Feb 23 00:00:00 EET 2000                         BOOTCD(1)