mkelfimage - utility to create ELF boot images from Linux kernel images

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename mkelfimage_2.7-7+b1_amd64.deb
Package name mkelfimage
Package version 2.7
Package release 7+b1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin::boot admin::hardware devel implemented-in::c interface::commandline role::program scope::utility
License -
Maintainer Uwe Hermann <>
Download size 21.78 KB
Installed size 53.00 KB
mkelfImage is a program that makes an ELF boot image from a Linux
kernel image.
The image should work with any i386 multiboot compliant ELF boot loader
that passes no option. The image is compliant with the coreboot (previously
LinuxBIOS) ELF booting spec and compatible with the Linux kexec kernel patch.
A key feature of mkelfImage is that nothing relies upon BIOS calls, but they
can be made when necessary. This is useful for systems running on coreboot.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mkelfimage_2.7-7+b1_i386.deb 2.7 i386 Debian Main
mkelfimage - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package mkelfimage_2.7-7+b1_amd64.deb
Source Package mkelfimage

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install mkelfimage deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install mkelfimage




2009-03-14 - Uwe Hermann <>
mkelfimage (2.7-7) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #515889).
* debian/control:
+ Package description: s/LinuxBIOS/coreboot/.
+ Standards-Version: 3.8.1 (add Homepage field).
* debian/watch: Disable for now, new upstream is svn-only (no tarballs).
2008-07-07 - Martin-Éric Racine <>
mkelfimage (2.7-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Added missing Build-Depends:zlib1g-dev to enable compressed images.
* Merged patch by Peter Jones @ RH for dynamic initrd relocation.
2008-04-18 - Martin-Éric Racine <>
mkelfimage (2.7-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Enabled Arch: lpia.
* W: package-contains-empty-directory usr/share/mkelfImage/elf32-i386/
2007-08-05 - Martin-Éric Racine <>
mkelfimage (2.7-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Enabled Arch: amd64.
This should allow us to host i386 LTSP chroots on an amd64 server.
Please test this and report any problem to the Debian BTS.
2007-07-31 - Martin-Éric Racine <>
mkelfimage (2.7-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Added -fno-stack-protector to CFLAGS (fixes FTBFS on Ubuntu).
Required an ugly patch to that really points
to a sloppy upstream autoconf implementation.
2007-07-31 - Martin-Éric Racine <>
mkelfimage (2.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added debian/watch file.
2007-07-29 - Martin-Éric Racine <>
mkelfimage (2.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #433777).

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