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The follow operating systems are all examples of monolithic kernels: OpenVMS, Linux, BSD, SunOS, AIX, and MULTICS.
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MIC-IMAGE-WRITER(1)					      General Commands Manual					       MIC-IMAGE-WRITER(1)

NAME
mic-image-writer - Write a live image to a USB stick SYNOPSIS
mic-image-writer [options] [image file] DESCRIPTION
mic-image-writer is a simple yet very helpful tool, it can help you write a live image to a USB stick, it is safer than dd and has a good progress indicator, it has two work modes, console and GUI, you can explicitly use -c | --console and -g | --gui to force it to enter console or gui mode, by default, it will smartly decide this automatically. It just writes an image to the whole USB stick, so the original data on your USB stick will be overwritten, mic-image-manager has a more powerful GUI tool for this case, it can write a live image to a specified partition, the old data on that partition will keep intact. OPTIONS
-h, --help show this help message -c, --console Run in console mode -g, --gui Run in GUI mode EXAMPLES
Write a Molib live image to your USB disk: mic-image-writer your-2.1-final.img EXIT STATUS
mic-image-convertor returns a zero exist status if it succeeds, otherwise return non-zero and print error message. AUTHOR
Yi Yang, Anas Nashif, Jianfeng Ding SEE ALSO
mic-image-creator(1), mic-convertor(1), mic-chroot(1), mic-livecd-iso-to-disk(1), mic-image-manager(1) perl v5.12.3 2011-05-31 MIC-IMAGE-WRITER(1)

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MIC-IMAGE-CREATOR(1)					      General Commands Manual					      MIC-IMAGE-CREATOR(1)

NAME
mic-image-creator - Create various images SYNOPSIS
mic-image-creator [options] DESCRIPTION
mic-image-creator is a powerful image creating tool, it can create live CD, live USB, VMWare, KVM and VirtualBox images using a yum repository and a kickstart file. There are also many companion tools for doing various operations on images, including mic-image-convertor, mic-chroot, mic-image-writer, mic-livecd-iso-to-disk, etc. They are all command line tools except mic-image-writer which has GUI if current runtime environment is X. mic-image-manager is a more powerful GUI toolset for them. OPTIONS
General options: --version show version number and exit -h, --help show this help message and exit -c KSCFG, --config=KSCFG Path to kickstart config file -f FORMAT, --format=FORMAT Image format, you can specify as livecd, liveusb, loop, raw, nand, mrstnand, ubi, vdi or vmdk -t TMPDIR, --tmpdir=TMPDIR Temporary directory to use (default: /var/tmp) -k CACHEDIR, --cache=CACHEDIR Cache directory to use (default: private cache) -o OUTDIR, --outdir=OUTDIR Output directory to use (default: current work dir) --genchecksum Generate checksum for image file if this option is provided -S SUFFIX, --suffix=SUFFIX Image name suffix (default: date stamp) -b, --build-bootstrap Build a bootstrap, it should be used with -B or --bootstrap together --mainrepo=MAINREPO Specify main repo name, it must be a repo name in your kickstart file --siteconf=SITECONF Specify site config file, it can be used to set tmpdir, cachedir, outputdir, it also can be used to remap/reroute a repo in kickstart to another equivalent repo, the default site config is ~/.mic2_site.conf. --repo=REPO Specify additional repo, it may be a simple URL or a complicated tuple string, you can specify multiple repos using this option multiple times -B BOOTSTRAP, --bootstrap=BOOTSTRAP Use a given bootstrap env to create image --alt-initrd-name=ALT_INITRD_NAME Name of alternate initrd image, if NOT to use the one from kernel package --record-pkgs=RECORD_PKGS Record the installed packages, valid values: name, content --local-pkgs-path=LOCAL_PKGS_PATH Path for local pkgs (rpms) to be installed OPTIONS For Live USB These options are for creating the live USB file image -i, --interactive Directly write into a USB disk. --fstype=FSTYPE File system type for live USB file image, ext3 or vfat, the default is vfat. --overlay-size-mb=OVERLAYSIZEMB overlay size in MB as unit, it means how size changes you can save in your live USB disk. OPTIONS for MRST NAND These options are for creating the MRST NAND image --initrd-url=INITRD_URL URL of initrd.img, if it need to be retrieved from remote site. --initrd-path=INITRD_PATH Path of initrd.img, if it was saved in local filesystem. --kernel-url=KERNEL_URL URL of kernel file(vmlinuz), if it need to be retrieved from remote site. --kernel-path=KERNEL_PATH Path of kernel file(vmlinuz), if it was saved in local filesystem. --kernel-rpm-url=KERNEL_RPM_URL URL of kernel rpm package, if it need to be retrieved from remote site. --kernel-rpm-path=KERNEL_RPM_PATH Path of kernel rpm package, if it was saved in local filesystem. --bootimg-only Create boot image only. OPTIONS For Debug These options control the output of logging information during image creation -d, --debug Output debugging information -v, --verbose Output verbose progress information --logfile=FILE Save debug information to FILE EXAMPLES
Create a live CD image: mic-image-creator -f livecd -c 2.1-final.ks EXIT STATUS
mic-image-creator returns a zero exist status if it succeeds, otherwise return non-zero and print error message. AUTHOR
Yi Yang, Anas Nashif, Jianfeng Ding SEE ALSO
mic-image-convertor(1), mic-chroot(1), mic-image-writer(1), mic-livecd-iso-to-disk(1), mic-image-manager(1) perl v5.12.3 2011-05-31 MIC-IMAGE-CREATOR(1)

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