creall - Linux


creall is an advanced tool for creating and manipulating virtual disks in Linux. It provides a streamlined and efficient way to manage disk images, allowing users to easily create, resize, clone, and convert disk images in various formats.


creall [options] <command> <arguments>


Required arguments:

  • command: The desired action to perform, such as create, resize, clone, or convert.
  • arguments: The parameters required for the specified command.

Common options:

  • -h, –help: Display the help message and exit.
  • -v, –verbose: Enable verbose output for detailed progress information.
  • -f, –force: Override any existing files or disks without prompting for confirmation.
  • -q, –quiet: Suppress all output except for errors.


Creating a new disk image:

creall create disk.img 100G

Resizing an existing disk image:

creall resize disk.img 200G

Cloning a disk image to a new file:

creall clone disk.img new-disk.img

Converting an existing disk image to a different format:

creall convert disk.img raw disk.raw

Common Issues

  • Insufficient privileges: Ensure you have sufficient permissions to perform the desired operations on the disk images.
  • Disk space limitations: Verify that you have enough free space to create or resize the disk image.
  • Unsupported formats: Not all disk image formats are supported by creall. Check the documentation for a list of supported formats.


Combining with other commands:

# Create a new disk image and mount it using loopback
creall create disk.img 10G && sudo mount -o loop disk.img /mnt

Using scripts for automation:


# Create a set of disk images with varying sizes
for size in 10G 20G 50G; do
  creall create disk-$size $size

Related Commands

  • fdisk: For partitioning and managing disk layouts.
  • mount: For mounting disk images or file systems.
  • dd: For low-level disk cloning and manipulation.