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       bootcd2disk - copy a system running from bootcd to a disk


       bootcd2disk [-i] [-s] [-c <config directory>] [-url <url>]


       With  bootcd2disk a CD build with bootcdwrite can be copied to one or more Disk Partitions
       from the running cd-based system. Therefore bootcd could be used to make rescue disks.

       It is also possible to let bootcd2disk automatically find a disk, make partitions  on  it,
       copy the cd to the disk and make the disk bootable.  bootcd2disk will be available as soon
       as your system is running from cd.


       -i  With this option the complete bootcd2disk runs in interactive mode  and  you  can  run
           each function manually. This option is useful for debugging.

       -v  The option "-v" (verbose) adds messages on running.

       -s  This option can be used to disable interactive questions and to try to ignore errors.

       -c <config directory>
           The configuration directory which normally is "/etc/bootcd" can be changed with this.

       -url <url>
           If  bootcd2disk  is  slow on your system (because of a slow CD/DVD drive or the HP ILO
           virtual CD interface), you can use an image server to get the image from.  bootcd2disk
           use  the  SWAP partition of your upcoming system as temporary space and copy the image
           from the configured image server to this partition and use it  as  image.   The  image
           server url is configured with this option.

           example install from imagesserver:
               bootcd2disk -url

           Another  way  the increase the performance is the use of the mounted CD/DVD itself for
           the copy. The option "-url" is the same, the url starts with "file:///"

           example install from CD/DVD drive sdc0:
               bootcd2disk -url file:///dev/sdc0

           The swap partition of the upcoming system must have enough  space  to  get  the  whole

       Currently  no  other options can be specified on command line. All other configuration has
       to be done in the config files.



       Configuration for bootcd2disk.


       Documentation in bootcd2disk.conf
       bootcd2disk.conf(5), bootcd(1), bootcdflopcp(1), bootcdwrite(1)


       This manual page was written by Bernd Schumacher  <>  and  Carsten
       Dinkelmann  <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be
       used by others).