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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.

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