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extlinux(1)							   extlinux(1)

       extlinux - install the SYSLINUX bootloader on a ext2/ext3 filesystem

       extlinux [options] directory

       EXTLINUX	 is  a	new  syslinux  derivative,  which  boots  from a Linux
       ext2/ext3 filesystem.  It works the same way as SYSLINUX,  with	a  few
       slight  modifications.  It is intended to simplify first-time installa‐
       tion of Linux, and for creation of  rescue  and	other  special-purpose
       boot disks.

       The  installer is designed to be run on a mounted directory.  For exam‐
       ple, if you have an ext2 or ext3 usb key mounted on /mnt, you  can  run
       the following command:

	      extlinux --install /mnt

       -H, --heads=#
	      Force the number of heads.

       -i, --install
	      Install over the current bootsector.

       -O, --clear-once
	      Clear the boot-once command.

       -o, --once=command
	      Execute a command once upon boot.

       -M, --menu-save=label
	      Set the label to select as default on the next boot

       -r, --raid
	      Fall back to the next device on boot failure.

	      Reset auxiliary data.

       -S, --sectors=#
	      Force the number of sectors per track.

       -U, --update
	      Updates a previous EXTLINUX installation.

       -z, --zip
	      Force zipdrive geometry (-H 64 -S 32).

	      Override	the  automatic detection of device names.  This option
	      is intended for special environments only and should not be used
	      by  normal  users.  Misuse of this option can cause disk corrup‐
	      tion and lost data.

       The extlinux configuration file	needs  to  be  named  syslinux.cfg  or
       extlinux.conf  and  needs  to  be  stored  in the extlinux installation
       directory. For more information about the  contents  of	extlinux.conf,
       see syslinux(1) manpage, section files.

       I  would	 appreciate hearing of any problems you have with SYSLINUX.  I
       would also like to hear from you if you	have  successfully  used  SYS‐
       LINUX, especially if you are using it for a distribution.

       If  you are reporting problems, please include all possible information
       about your system and your BIOS; the  vast  majority  of	 all  problems
       reported	 turn  out  to	be  BIOS  or hardware bugs, and I need as much
       information as possible in order to diagnose the problems.

       There is a mailing list for discussion among  SYSLINUX  users  and  for
       announcements  of  new  and  test  versions. To join, send a message to
       majordomo@linux.kernel.org with the line:


SYSLINUX for ext2/ext3 filesyst18 December 2007			   extlinux(1)

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