kiwi::system::create - Man Page

Create image from prepared root system


kiwi-ng [global options] service <command> [<args>]

kiwi-ng system create -h | --help
kiwi-ng system create --root=<directory> --target-dir=<directory>
kiwi-ng system create help


Create an image from a previously prepared image root directory. The kiwi create call is usually issued after a kiwi prepare command and builds the requested image type in the specified target directory



Path to the image root directory. This directory is usually created by the kiwi prepare command. If a directory is used which was not created by kiwi's prepare command, it's important to know that kiwi stores image build metadata below the image/ directory which needs to be present in order to let the create command operate correctly.


Path to store the build results.


set the key file to be trusted and imported into the package manager database before performing any operation. This is useful if an image build should take and validate repository and package signatures during build time. In create step this option only affects the boot image. This option can be specified multiple times


Marcus Schäfer


Oct 16, 2023 9.25.16 KIWI NG