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
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
Normally, mkbootdisk instructs the user to insert a floppy and
waits for confirmation 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.
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 size (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.