NAME

copycds - Copies Linux distributions and service levels from DVDs/ISOs to the xCAT /install directory.


SYNOPSIS

copycds [{-n|--name|--osver}=distroname] [{-a|--arch}=architecture] [{-p|--path}=ospkgpath] [-o|--noosimage] [-w|--nonoverwrite] {iso|device-path} ...

copycds [-i|--inspection] {iso|device-path}

copycds [-h|--help]


DESCRIPTION

The copycds command copies all contents of Distribution DVDs/ISOs or Service Pack DVDs/ISOs to a destination directory. The destination directory can be specified by the -p option. If no path is specified, the default destination directory will be formed from the installdir site attribute and the distro name and architecture, for example: /install/rhels6.3/x86_64. The copycds command can copy from one or more ISO files, or the CD/DVD device path.

You can specify -i or --inspection option to check whether the DVDs/ISOs can be recognized by xCAT. If recognized, the distribution name, architecture and the disc no (the disc sequence number of DVDs/ISOs in multi-disk distribution) of the DVD/ISO is displayed. If xCAT doesn't recognize the DVD/ISO, you must manually specify the distro name and architecture using the -n and -a options. This is sometimes the case for distros that have very recently been released, and the xCAT code hasn't been updated for it yet.

You can get xCAT to recognize new DVDs/ISOs by adding them to /opt/xcat/lib/perl/xCAT/data/discinfo.pm and reloading xcatd (service xcatd reload).


OPTIONS

{-n|--name|--osver}=distroname

The linux distro name and version that the ISO/DVD contains. Examples: rhels6.3, sles11.2, fedora9. Note the 's' in rhels6.3 which denotes the Server version of RHEL, which is typically used.

{-a|--arch}=architecture

The architecture of the linux distro on the ISO/DVD. Examples: x86, x86_64, ppc64, s390x.

{-p|--path}=ospkgpath

The destination directory to which the contents of ISO/DVD will be copied. When this option is not specified, the default destination directory will be formed from the installdir site attribute and the distro name and architecture, for example: /install/rhel6.3/x86_64. This option is only supported distributions of sles,redhat and windows.

{-i|--inspection}

Check whether xCAT can recognize the DVDs/ISOs in the argument list, but do not copy the disc. Displays the os distribution name, architecture and disc no of each recognized DVD/ISO. This option only supported for distributions of sles,redhat and windows.

{-o|--noosimage}

Do not create the default osimages based on the osdistro copied in. By default, copycds will create a set of osimages based on the osdistro.

{-w|--nonoverwrite}

Complain and exit if the os disc has already been copied in. By default, copycds will overwrite the os disc already copied in.


RETURN VALUE

0: The command completed successfully. For the --inspection option, the ISO/DVD have been recognized successfully

Nonzero: An Error has occurred. For the --inspection option, the ISO/DVD cannot be recognized


EXAMPLES


=head1 SEE ALSO

nodeset(8), site(5), nodetype(5)