make a bootable image of GRUB


grub-mkimage [ OPTION ...][ OPTION ]...[ MODULES ]


Make a bootable image of GRUB.

-c , --config = FILE embed FILE as an early config

-C , --compression= (xz|none|auto) choose the compression to use for core image

-d , --directory = DIR use images and modules under DIR [default=/usr/lib/grub/<platform>]

-D , --dtb = FILE embed FILE as a device tree (DTB)

-k , --pubkey = FILE embed FILE as public key for signature checking

-m , --memdisk = FILE embed FILE as a memdisk image

Implies ` -p (memdisk)/boot/grub' and overrides

any prefix supplied previously, but the prefix itself can be overridden by later options

-n , --note add NOTE segment for CHRP IEEE1275

-o , --output = FILE output a generated image to FILE [default=stdout]

-O , --format = FORMAT generate an image in FORMAT available formats: i386 -coreboot, i386 -multiboot, i386 -pc, i386 -xen_pvh, i386 -pc -pxe, i386 -pc -eltorito, i386 -efi, i386 -ieee1275, i386 -qemu, x86_64 -efi, i386 -xen, x86_64 -xen, mipsel -yeeloong -flash, mipsel -fuloong2f -flash, mipsel -loongson -elf, powerpc -ieee1275, sparc64 -ieee1275 -raw, sparc64 -ieee1275 -cdcore, sparc64 -ieee1275 -aout, ia64 -efi, mips -arc, mipsel -arc, mipsel -qemu_mips -elf, mips -qemu_mips -flash, mipsel -qemu_mips -flash, mips -qemu_mips -elf, arm -uboot, arm -coreboot -vexpress, arm -coreboot -veyron, arm -efi, arm64 -efi, riscv32 -efi, riscv64 -efi

-p , --prefix = DIR set prefix directory

-v , --verbose print verbose messages.

-?, --help give this help list

--usage give a short usage message

-V , --version print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.


Report bugs to <bug>.


grub-install(8), grub-mkrescue(1), grub-mknetdir(8) The full documentation for grub-mkimage is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and grub-mkimage programs are properly installed at your site, the command info grub-mkimage should give you access to the complete manual.

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