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.TH INSTALLKERNEL 8 "7 Jan 2001" "Debian Linux"
.SH NAME
installkernel \- install a new kernel image
.SH SYNOPSIS
.BI "installkernel " "version zImage System.map [directory]"
.SH DESCRIPTION
.PP
.B installkernel
installs a new kernel image onto the system from the Linux source
tree.  It is called by the Linux kernel makefiles when
.B make install
is invoked there.
.P
The new kernel is installed into
.IR {directory}/vmlinuz-{version} .
If a symbolic link 
.I {directory}/vmlinuz
already exists, it is refreshed by making a link from
.I {directory}/vmlinuz
to the new kernel, and the previously installed kernel is available as
.IR {directory}/vmlinuz.old .
.SH 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.