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.
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