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INSTALLKERNEL(8)            System Manager's Manual           INSTALLKERNEL(8)



NAME
       installkernel - install a new kernel image

SYNOPSYS
       installkernel version zImage System.map [directory]

DESCRIPTION
       installkernel  installs  a  new  kernel  image onto the system from the
       Linux source tree.  It is called by the  Linux  kernel  makefiles  when
       make install is invoked there.

       The  new kernel is installed into {directory}/vmlinuz-{version}, a link
       is made from {directory}/vmlinuz to the new kernel, and the  previously
       installed  kernel  is available as {directory}/vmlinuz.old.  If you use
       LILO, /etc/lilo.conf should contain  entries  for  the  images  {direc-
       tory}/vmlinuz  and {directory}/vmlinuz.old.  ({version} is the new ker-
       nel's version.)

       installkernel calls mkboot -i to make the  system  bootable  after  the
       kernel is installed.

BUGS
       installkernel  resides in /sbin only because the Linux kernel makefiles
       call it from there.  It should really be in /usr/sbin.  It isn't needed
       to boot a system, and it calls mkboot, which depends on the /usr parti-
       tion being mounted.

SEE ALSO
       mkboot(8), lilo(8), lilo.conf(5)



Debian Linux                      7 Jan 2001                  INSTALLKERNEL(8)