grub-mkrescue Man page



grub-mkrescue – make a GRUB rescue image


grub-mkrescue [OPTION…] [OPTION] SOURCE…


Make GRUB CD-ROM, disk, pendrive and floppy bootable image.

–compress[=no,xz,gz,lzo] compress GRUB files [optional]

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

install FONTS [default=unicode]

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

install only LOCALES [default=all]

pre-load specified modules MODULES

install THEMES [default=starfield]

-v, –verbose
print verbose messages.

enable ARCS (big-endian mips machines, mostly SGI) boot. Dis‐
ables HFS+, APM, sparc64 and boot as disk image for i386-pc

choose the compression to use for core image

use COLOR for label background

use COLOR for label

use FILE as font for label

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

use STRING as product name

use STRING as product version

save ROM images in DIR [optional]

enable sparc boot. Disables HFS+, APM, ARCS and boot as disk
image for i386-pc

use FILE as xorriso [optional]

-?, –help
give this help list

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.

Generates a bootable CD/USB/floppy image. Arguments other than options
to this program are passed to xorriso, and indicate source files,
source directories, or any of the mkisofs options listed by the output
of `xorriso -as mkisofs -help’.

Option — switches to native xorriso command mode.

Mail xorriso support requests to .


Report bugs to .



The full documentation for grub-mkrescue is maintained as a Texinfo
manual. If the info and grub-mkrescue programs are properly installed
at your site, the command

info grub-mkrescue

should give you access to the complete manual.

grub-mkrescue (GRUB) 2.02~beta2-36uJulyu2016 GRUB-MKRESCUE(1)