MKBOOTDISK(8)                                       MKBOOTDISK(8)

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 run-
       ning system. The boot disk is entirely self-contained, and
       includes  an  initial ramdisk image which loads any neces-
       sary 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 ver-
       sion to put onto the boot floppy.

       The  resultant  boot  disk may also be used to boot from a
       floppy root filesystem  by  typing  rescue  at  the  lilo:
       prompt rather then letting the default image boot.

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>

                         Tue Mar 31 1998                        1