Build an ISO Hybrid Live Image¶
A Live ISO image is a system on a removable media, e.g CD/DVD or USB stick. Once built and deployed it boots off from this media without interferring with other system storage components. A useful pocket system for testing and demo and debugging purposes.
The following example shows how to build a live ISO image based on openSUSE Leap:
Make sure you have checked out the example image descriptions, see Example Appliance Descriptions.
Build the image with KIWI:
$ sudo kiwi-ng --type iso system build \ --description kiwi-descriptions/suse/x86_64/suse-leap-42.1-JeOS \ --target-dir /tmp/myimage
Find the image with the suffix
Test the live image with QEMU:
$ qemu -cdrom LimeJeOS-Leap-42.1.x86_64-1.42.1.iso -m 4096
After the test was successful, the image is complete and ready to use. See Deploy ISO Image on an USB Stick for further information.