new-kernel-pkg man page

new-kernel-pkg — tool to script kernel installation

Synopsis

new-kernel-pkg [-v] [--mkinitrd] [--rminitrd] [--dracut]
      [--initrdfile=initrd-image] [--depmod] [--rmmoddep]
      [--kernel-args=args] [--remove-args=args]
      [--banner=banner] [--multiboot=multiboot]
      [--mbargs=mbargs] [--make-default] [--add-dracut-args]
      [--add-plymouth-initrd] [--host-only] [--devtree=devicetree.dtb]
      <--install | --remove | --update | --rpmposttrans> <kernel-version>

Description

new-kernel-pkg is a tool used in packaging to automate the installation of a new kernel, including the creation of an initial ram filesystem image, updating of bootloader configuration, and other associated tasks.

Options

-v

Be verbose.

--mkinitrd

Create a new initial ram filesystem image.

--rminitrd

Remove an initial ram filesystem image.

--devtree=devicetree.dtb

Use devicetree.dtb as the device tree file in place of any devicetree directive from the template stanza.

--dracut

When creating a new initial ram filesystem image, use dracut(8) rather than mkinitrd(8).  Used in conjunction with --mkinitrd .

--initrdfile=initrd-image

Use the specified file as the initial ram filesystem image.

--depmod

Create modules.dep and related files.

--rmmoddep

Remove modules.dep and related files.

--kernel-args=args

Use args as the boot command line for this kernel.

--remove-args=args

Remove specified kernel arguments for this kernel.

--banner=banner

Display banner as the banner text in the bootloader.

--multiboot=multiboot-image

Use multiboot-image as a multiboot image.

--mbargs=mbargs

Use mbargs as arguments to the multiboot image.

--make-default

Make this kernel the default boot option.

--add-dracut-args

Automatically generate dracut options and add them to the kernel command line.

--add-plymouth-initrd

Automatically add plymouth to the initial ram filesystem image.

--host-only

Make an initial ram filesystem image that is specific to the running system.

--install kernel-version

Install a new kernel.

--remove kernel-version

Remove an installed kernel.

--update kernel-version

Update the specified kernel.

--rpmposttrans kernel-version

Run the rpmposttrans for the specified kernel.

See Also

grubby(8) installkernel(8)

Authors

Erik Troan
Jeremy Katz
Peter Jones

Referenced By

installkernel(8), systemtap(8).

Wed Apr 14 2010