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mkbootdisk - creates a stand-alone boot floppy for the running system
mkbootdisk [--version] [--noprompt] [--verbose]
[--device devicefile] [--size size]
[--kernelargs <args>] [--iso] kernel
mkbootdisk creates a boot floppy appropriate for the running system. The boot disk is
entirely self-contained, and includes an initial ramdisk image which loads any necessary
SCSI modules for the system. The created boot disk looks for the root filesystem on the
device suggested by /etc/fstab. The only required argument is the kernel version to put
onto the boot floppy.
The boot image is created on devicefile. If --device is not specified, /dev/fd0 is
used. If devicefile does not exist mkinitrd creates a 1.44Mb floppy image using
devicefile as the filename.
Normally, mkbootdisk instructs the user to insert a floppy and waits for confirma-
tion before continuing. If --noprompt is specified, no prompt is displayed.
Instructs mkbootdisk to talk about what it's doing as it's doing it. Normally,
there is no output from mkbootdisk.
--iso Instructs mkbootdisk to make a bootable ISO image as devicefile.
Displays the version of mkbootdisk and exits.
Adds args to the arguments appended on the kernel command line. If this is not
specified mkbootdisk uses grubby to parse the arguments for the default kernel from
grub.conf, if possible.
Uses ize (in kilobytes) as the size of the image to use for the boot disk. If this
is not specified, mkbootdisk will assume a standard 1.44Mb floppy device.
Erik Troan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
4th Berkeley Distribution Tue Mar 31 1998 MKBOOTDISK(8)
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