mkboot - makes a bootdisk
mkboot [-r rootpartition] [-i] [-d device] [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 partition,
and provide the new kernel file directly to specify a different kernel.
Use the -d option to specify a different device for the floppy drive.
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. If SILO is
installed, it does nothing. Otherwise, mkboot will make a new boot
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), silo(8)
Debian 18 September 2004 MKBOOT(8)