bximage - Interactive Disk Image Creation, Conversion, Resize and Redolog Commit
Tool for Bochs
Bximage is an easy to use console based tool for creating, converting and
resizing disk images, particularly for use with Bochs. It also supports
committing redolog files to their base images. 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 manipulate an image.
- Operation mode (create, convert, resize, commit, info)
- Create: floppy image with size code (e.g. 360k, 720k, 1.44M)
- Create/resize: hard disk image with size in megabytes (M) or gigabytes
- Create/convert: hard disk image mode - see the bochsrc sample for
- Convert/resize: create a backup of the source image. Commit: create
backups of base image and redolog file.
- 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.
parameter specifies the name of the new image (create), the
source image (convert/resize) or the base image (commit).
parameter specifies the name of the destination image
(convert/resize) or the redolog (journal) file (commit).
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:
bochs(1), bochsrc(5), bochs-dlx(1)
The Bochs IA-32 Emulator site on the World Wide Web:
Online Bochs Documentation
The original version of bximage was written by Bryce Denney, based on several
similar tools from the bochs-developers list. The support for converting and
resizing images has been added by Volker Ruppert.
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
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.