INSTALLKERNEL(8)          (7 Jan 2001)           INSTALLKERNEL(8)

     NAME
          installkernel - install a new kernel image

     SYNOPSIS
          installkernel version zImage System.map [directory]

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

          The new kernel is installed into {directory}/vmlinuz-
          {version}. If a symbolic link {directory}/vmlinuz already
          exists, it is refreshed by making a link from
          {directory}/vmlinuz to the new kernel, and the previously
          installed kernel is available as {directory}/vmlinuz.old.

     BUGS
          installkernel resides in /sbin only because the Linux kernel
          makefiles call it from there.  It should really be in
          /usr/sbin.  It isn't needed to boot a system.

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