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The LiveCD Tools are a suite of tools for creating and manipulating live media. Originating from the Fedora Project, it has been ported to work for creating Mageia-based images using a kickstart file to describe what the image contains.

Installing livecd-tools

To create a live image, the livecd-creator tool is used. Super user privileges are needed. The tool is more or less self-documenting, use livecd-creator --help to see options.

The livecd-creator tool is part of the livecd-tools package. If it is not installed on your system, install it:

 # dnf install livecd-tools # Using DNF
 # urpmi livecd-tools # Using urpmi

Building a barebones live CD

A sample minimal image can be built with the following command:

  # livecd-creator --verbose --config=/usr/share/doc/livecd-tools/livecd-mageia-minimal-x86_64.ks --cache=/var/cache/live