Section: Maintenance Commands (8)Updated: 7 Jan 2001Local indexUp
installkernel - install a new kernel image
installkernel version zImage System.map [directory]
installs a new kernel image onto the system from the Linux source
tree. It is called by the Linux kernel makefiles when
is invoked there.
The new kernel is installed into
If a symbolic link
already exists, it is refreshed by making a link from
to the new kernel, and the previously installed kernel is available as
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.