bximage man page

bximage — Interactive Disk Image Creator for Bochs


bximage [options] [filename]


Bximage  is an easy to use console based tool for creating disk  images, particularly  for  use with  Bochs.  It   is completely  interactive if no command  line arguments  are used.  It can be switched to a non-interactive mode if all required parameters are given in the command line.


When you run bximage without one of the following options, it will  appear  in  interactive  mode and  ask   for  all required parameters to create an image.


Create a floppy image.


Create a hard disk image.


Image mode (for hard disks only - see the bochsrc sample for supported options).


Image size in megabytes (e.g. 1.44 for floppy image, 10 for hard disk image).


Quiet  mode (don't prompt for user input). Without this option bximage uses the  command  line parameters as defaults for the interactive mode. If this option is given and one of the required parameters is missing, bximage will fall back to interactive mode.


Print  a  summary  of  the command line options for bximage and exit.

The filename parameter specifies the name of the image to be created.


This program  is distributed  under the terms of the  GNU Lesser General Public License as published  by  the  Free Software  Foundation.  See the License and COPYING files located in /usr/share/doc/bochs/ for details on the license and the lack of warranty.


The latest version of this program can be found at:

See Also

bochs(1), bochsrc(5), bochs-dlx(1), bxcommit(1)

The Bochs IA-32 Emulator site on the World Wide Web:

Online Bochs Documentation


Bximage  was written  by Bryce Denney,  based on  several similar tools from the bochs-developers list.


Please  report all  bugs to the bug tracker  on  our  web site. Just go to http://bochs.sourceforge.net, and click "Bug Reports" on the sidebar under "Feedback."

Provide a detailed description of the bug, the version of the program you are running, the operating system you are running the program on  and  the  operating   system  you are running in the emulator.

Referenced By

bochs(1), bochsrc(5), bxcommit(1).

28 Oct 2012 bximage The Bochs Project