I attempted to make a livecd of my updated (as of 14 Sept. 2010) PCLinuxOS 2010.7 It failed multiple times. Reading here in forum pointed out my "/" and "home" combined was too large. I began to try to pare it down by excluding my /home folders I already back up. The below command was preceded by Bleachbit and Bleachbit Root, and umount -a. Mylivecd still failed - too large! Apparently the nodir part wasn't working, so I moved the folders and the huge vdi files from .VirtualBox to an external drive and issued the command listed below the long one and it worked. Where did I go wrong with the long command?
[root@localhost rr]# mylivecd --nodir ^/home/rr/.VirtualBox,^/home/rr/2010-PASS,^/home/rr/addr-book-bkup,^/home/rr/boa,^/home/rr/calendar-backup,^/home/rr/cc,^/home/rr/Documents,^/home/rr/Downloads,^/home/rr/firefoxbookmarks,^/home/rr/genealogy,^/home/rr/kmymoney-bkups,^/home/rr/Movies,^/home/rr/pclinuxos,^/home/rr/pictures,^/home/rr/retirementstuff,^/home/rr/scans,^/home/rr/stdvcfbkup,^/home/rr/Templates,^/home/rr/tmp,^/home/rr/Videos rr2010livecd.iso
Successful mylivecd command after physically moving /home folders, etc.: mylivecd rr2010.iso
Edit: It's great I had success, but I'd really rather not have to move all my key files to an external drive while I do a remaster.
Can someone help me get the --nodir argument corrected?? Please!
My muddled mind makes no sense of the mylivecd --help info.
Thanks for guidance.