installkernel

INSTALLKERNEL(8)            System Manager's Manual           INSTALLKERNEL(8)



NAME
       installkernel - install a new kernel image

SYNOPSYS
       installkernel version zImage System.map

DESCRIPTION
       installkernel installs a new kernel image onto the system from the
       Linux source tree.  It is called by the Linux kernel makefiles when
       make install is invoked there.

       The new kernel is installed into /boot/vmlinuz-{version}, a link is
       made from /boot/vmlinuz to the new kernel, and the previously installed
       kernel is available as /boot/vmlinuz.old.  If you use LILO,
       /etc/lilo.conf should contain entries for the images /boot/vmlinuz and
       /boot/vmlinuz.old.  ({version} is the new kernel's version.)

       installkernel calls mkboot -installkernel to make the system bootable
       after the kernel is installed.


SEE ALSO
       mkboot(8), lilo(8), lilo.conf(5)



Debian Linux                      18 May 1996                 INSTALLKERNEL(8)