Provided by: debianutils_2.15.2_i386 bug

NAME

       mkboot - makes a bootdisk

SYNOPSIS

       mkboot [-r rootpartition] [-i] [-d device] [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  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
       system    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 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), silo(8)