creates a bootable ISO/USB image using files from the system it runs on.
will try hard to reproduce the environment of its host system including loaded
modules to ensure that the system can be booted properly from the created
is used by
to produce the required USB/ISO images but can also be used stand-alone.
For stand-alone usage,
is called without any parameters or switches. It will then interactively ask
the user for all information required to create a set of boot/root media.
The probably more frequent way of calling
is non-interactively from
switch. All required information is then provided via command line parameters.
The sequence of these parameters is listed below.
-v| --version| -V| -version
Creates a mount list and writes it to file file.
Maximum size for disk image in KB.
Provide all required parameters to
for non-interactive calling. This usually means a call from
The following parameters are used:
01) directory to use for temporary files
02) directory to put disk images in
03) path to kernel image
04) tape device
05) tape size [MB]
06) total number of files in file list
07) use LZO [yes|no]
08) CD recovery media [yes|no]
09) devices to include
10) conservative LiLo settings [yes|no]
11) number of last file list
12) estimated total number of slices
13) devices to exclude
14) compare mode [yes|no]
15) use lilo [yes|no]
16) use star (rather than tar) [yes|no]
17) internal tape block size [bytes]
18) number of diffenrential backup
19) make non-bootable [yes|no]
20) use gzip [yes|no]
(Blank parameters must be specified as "" on the command line.)
writes some output to the console and extensive information to log file
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Log file of mindi run. Contains important information to analyze mindi problem
List of files to be included on boot/root disks.
Number N of multiple tar balls together containing root file system for rescue
Single tar ball of root file system for rescue media.