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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

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

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