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



NAME
       mkboot - makes a bootdisk

SYNOPSIS
       mkboot [-r rootpartition] [-i] [kernel]

DESCRIPTION
       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.

BUGS
       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
       welcome.

SEE ALSO
       installkernel(8), lilo(8), grub(8)



Debian                         29 February 2004                      MKBOOT(8)