NAME¶bootcd2disk - copy a system running from bootcd to a disk
SYNOPSIS¶bootcd2disk [-i] [-s] [-c <config directory>] [-url <url>]
DESCRIPTION¶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.
- With this option the complete bootcd2disk runs in interactive mode and you can run each function manually. This option is useful for debugging.
- The option "-v" (verbose) adds messages on running.
- This option can be used to disable interactive questions and to try to ignore errors.
- This option can be used to zero the first part of the disk, that contains the MBR, before writing to it. Normally this should not be necessary, because sfdisk should be able to rewrite a previously used disk. But users of bootcd have seen disks, where this option may help.
- -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 http://192.168.1.1/cdimage.iso
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 image!
Currently no other options can be specified on command line. All other configuration has to be done in the config files.
Configuration for bootcd2disk.
SEE ALSO¶Documentation in bootcd2disk.conf
bootcd2disk.conf(5), bootcd(1), bootcdflopcp(1), bootcdwrite(1)
AUTHOR¶This manual page was written by Bernd Schumacher <email@example.com> and Carsten Dinkelmann <Carsten.Dinkelmann@foobar-cpa.de> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).