Utils to run diskless systems from cd
With bootcd you can copy your running Debian System on CD with the command bootcdwrite. If your system has no CD-Writer you can build a bootcd via NFS on a remote System with CD-Writer or you can only create an ISO image. When you run your system from CD you do not need any disks. All changes will be done in ram. To reuse this changes at next boot time you can save them on FLOPPY with the command bootcdflopcp. If booting from your CD-drive is not supported, booting from FLOPPY is possible. It is possible to install a new system from the running CD with the command bootcd2disk. Bootcd2disk can also find a target disk, format it and make it bootable automatically.
bootcd is now easier to install (only one package). The sandard system runs on i386 or amd64. Like all Debian standard Kernels a initrd is used by bootcd as default now.
This manual page was written by Bernd Schumacher <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).