This command creates a bootable ISO CD-ROM image that performs the
fully automatic installation from CD-ROM without an install server. The
ISO image will be written to FILE. To create the image, the
command needs the NFSROOT, the configuration space and a partial
mirror, which is created by fai-mirror. The command can also copy all
needed data to DIRECTORY on a mounted USB stick.
Create a boot only ISO image which does a network installation. It
does not include the nfsroot, the partitial mirror and the config
space. Unless the option -g is used, /usr/share/fai/menu.lst will be
used as boot menu configuration.
After creating the ISO image burn it by calling cdrecord(1).
Use CFDIR as the configuration directory. Default is /etc/fai. You can
also set the environment variable FAI_ETC_DIR.
Force removal of an existing ISO image before creating a new one.
Use INTEGER as version number for grub boot loader. By default,
grub2 (grub-pc) is used. fai-cd tries to find the named grub version
in NFSROOT first. If this version is not installed, it downloads
the appropriate grub package and uses these files without acutally
Use FILE as grub grub.cfg/menu.lst file. The script will look for FILE
in CFDIR. If FILE is located in another directory then a full path
must be specified. If not specified, use /etc/fai/grub.cfg for grub2 or
/etc/fai/menu.lst for grub1.
Specify which grub version should be used. Either 1 or 2, the default
Show simple help and version.
Do not hide directories. Using this option will consume 220MB more
disk space on your media. By default, some directories like man pages
and locales are hidden and will not be put onto the CD or the USB stick.
Keep the temporary filesystem for debugging. The script will sleep for
a long time, before continuing the cleanup of temp files and
mounts. Beware of killing or suspending the script itself, since a lot
of mounts will remain. This is for debugging only!
Use DIRECTORY as partial FAI mirror. This option is mandatory.
No ISO image. Do not call mkisofs to create the ISO image. This is for
creating the filesystem only. Useful for writing it to a USB stick.
Create a bootable USB stick. The USB stick must be mounted on
DIRECTORY before you run fai-cd. Copies all FAI-CD data to DIRECTORY
and try to install grub onto its device. Currently the file system
on the USB stick must be ext2. USUALLY THIS WILL ERASE ALL DATA ON YOUR USB-STICK!
After you've created a mirror with fai-mirror in /media/mirror, you
can create a CD using:
# fai-cd -m /media/mirror fai-cd.iso
If you want to create a bootable USB stick, create an ext2 file system
on your stick, mount it to /media/usbstick and call