Provided by: debianutils_2.15.2_i386 bug


       installkernel - install a new kernel image


       installkernel version zImage [directory]


       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
       {directory}/vmlinuz and {directory}/vmlinuz.old.  ({version} is the new
       kernel’s version.)

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


       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
       partition being mounted.


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