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 sug-
gested 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 mkini-
trd creates a 1.44Mb floppy image using devicefile as the file-
Normally, mkbootdisk instructs the user to insert a floppy and
waits for confirmation before continuing. If --noprompt is spec-
ified, 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)