make a memdisk-based GRUB image


grub-mkstandalone [ OPTION ...][ OPTION ] SOURCE ...


Generate a standalone image (containing all modules) in the selected format

--compress = no |xz|gz|lzo compress GRUB files [optional]

--dtb = FILE embed a specific DTB

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

--fonts = FONTS install FONTS [default=unicode]

--install -modules = MODULES install only MODULES and their dependencies [default=all]

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

--locale -directory = DIR use translations under DIR [default=/usr/share/locale]

--locales = LOCALES install only LOCALES [default=all]

--modules = MODULES pre -load specified modules MODULES

--themes = THEMES install THEMES [default=starfield]

-v , --verbose print verbose messages.

--core -compress = xz |none|auto choose the compression to use for core image

-o , --output = FILE save output in FILE [required]

-O , --format = FILE 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

-?, --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.

Graft point syntax (E.g. /boot/grub/grub .cfg=./grub.cfg)is accepted


Report bugs to <bug>.


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

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