MKBOOTDISK

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

NAME

mkbootdisk − creates a stand-alone boot floppy for the running system

SYNOPSIS

mkbootdisk [--version] [--noprompt] [--verbose] [--mkinitrdargs <args>] [--device <devicefile>] <kernel>

DESCRIPTION

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.

OPTIONS

-−device <devicefile>

The boot image is created on <devicefile>fR. If --device is not specified, /dev/fd0 is used.

-−mkinitrdargs <args> Passes <args>fR to mkinitrd (which is used to create the initial ramdisk image for the boot floppy). Any mkinitrd arguments may be specified.

-−noprompt Normally, mkbootdisk instructs the user to insert a floppy and waits for confirmation before continuing. If -−noprompt is specified, no prompt is displayed.

-−verbose

Instructs mkbootdisk to talk about what it’s doing as it’s doing it. Normally, there is no output from mkbootdisk.

-−version

Displays the version of mkbootdisk and exits.

SEE ALSO

mkinitrd(1),

AUTHOR

Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>