Debian Linux boot disk creation

Under Debian Linux use mkboot command that makes a bootdisk. mkboot only works on floppy disk drive. By default the bootdisk will use the kernel /vmlinuz and the current root partition. Use the -r option to specify a different partition, and provide the new kernel file directly to specify a different kernel. Use the -d option to specify a different device for the floppy drive.

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To create a boot disk of the kernel /vmlinuz:
See kernel version (soft link):

# ls รขโ‚ฌโ€œl /vmlinuz
# mkboot

Output:

Insert a floppy diskette into your boot drive, and press .

To use second floppy drive /dev/fd1:

# mkboot -d /dev/fd1

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