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Running livecd-creator in Various Ways

Now that you have a usable kickstart file, you’re ready to try it with livecd-creator. There are several command-line options you should consider using with livecd-creator. For example, you could type the following as root user:

# livecd-creator -c livecd-fedora-8-desktop.ks    -f F8Desktop    -t /home/chris/tmp

As noted earlier, -c is needed to identify your kickstart file. The file system label (-f) sets the volume name of the image to F8Desktop (it’s included in the image’s header) and the ISO image name to F8Desktop.iso.

The -t option sets the location where temporary files are written. In this example, more space was available in /home/chris/tmp than in the default /var/tmp, so I had the temporary files saved to /home/chris/tmp.

Because all temporary files are deleted when livecd-creator completes, you might find it convenient to save a cache of packages and reuse them when you rerun livecd-creator. This approach is especially useful if you’re building a large DVD image and no Fedora software repository is available to draw from on your local system. For example, you might copy the yum-cache directory to /var/tmp and add the following option to your livecd-creator command line:

--cache=/var/tmp/yum-cache
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