MKBOOT(8) System Manager's Manual MKBOOT(8)
mkboot - makes a bootdisk
mkboot [-r rootpartition] [-i] [kernel]
mkboot makes a bootdisk.
By default the bootdisk will use the kernel /vmlinuz and the current
root partition. Use the -r option to specify a different parition, and
provide the new kernel file directly to specify a different kernel.
If invoked with the -i option, it tries to make a Debian GNU/Linux sys-
tem bootable after a new kernel was installed by /sbin/installkernel.
If ELILO is installed, it runs /usr/sbin/elilo. If GRUB is installed,
it does nothing. If LILO is in use, it runs /sbin/lilo. Otherwise,
mkboot will make a new bootdisk.
mkboot only works on i386 and ia64. mkboot only works on floppy
diskette drives. If rdev is not present, mkboot will fail to determine
the correct root partition. Patches to correct these deficiencies are
installkernel(8), lilo(8), grub(8)
Debian 29 February 2004 MKBOOT(8)