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ELILO(8)										 ELILO(8)

       elilo - install EFI boot loader

       elilo [options]

       This  manual  page documents briefly the elilo command, which was written specifically for
       the Debian distribution to simplify configuring and using the elilo.efi bootloader.

       There are two parts to elilo, the bootloader itself and this  utility  which  installs  or
       updates a bootload configuration.

       The primary function of elilo is to copy files necessary for booting Debian GNU/Linux from
       the main filesystem to a subdirectory /EFI/debian on the boot  partition.   These  include
       elilo.efi, elilo.conf, and the kernel and ramdisk images referenced by elilo.conf.

       In  addition,  elilo  can  create  a  default configuration file, /etc/elilo.conf, and can
       invoke efibootmgr to create an entry in the EFI Boot Manager menu such that a system  will
       autoboot in to Debian GNU/Linux on power up.

       elilo requires a couple of extra parameters in elilo.conf that elio.efi does not currently
       support.  These are needed so that a normal run of elilo with no parameters can	find  the
       elilo.efi binary and boot partition in order to rebuild it.  They are:

       install=<path to elilo.efi>
       boot=<boot partition>

       This  program  follows  the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with
       two dashes (`-').

       -b, --boot
	      set bootstrap partition device [ -b /dev/sda1 ]

       -i, --install
	      pathname to the actual bootloader binary, default: /usr/{local/}lib/elilo/elilo.efi

       -C, --config
	      use alternate configuration file [ -C config_file ]

	      auto-generate a /etc/elilo.conf.	Typically only used during  system  installation.
	      In normal use, an elilo.conf file already exists and will not be modified by elilo.

	      elilo  auto configuration: create an efi boot manager entry for elilo.  This option
	      requires that the efibootmgr package also be installed.

	      elilo auto configuration: sets the time elilo will wait for user input before boot-
	      ing default image default: 20 (2 seconds)

	      elilo auto configuration: sets the path to the kernel image. default: /vmlinuz

	      elilo auto configuration: sets the image label default: Linux

       --root elilo auto configuration: sets the root device default: /dev/sda3

	      create a new FAT filesystem on the boot partition.  Use this cautiously if you have
	      more than one operating system installed, and they may be sharing the same EFI par-

       -v, --verbose
	      make elilo more verbose

	      print boring junk only useful for debugging

       -h, --help
	      display this help and exit

       -V, --version
	      output version information and exit



       Additional information about elilo is available in the /usr/share/doc/elilo directory.

       The  elilo  program  and  this  manual  page  were written by Richard Hirst <rhirst@linux-
       care.com> and Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com> as additions to the  elilo  bootloader  package
       from  Stephane  Eranian	<eranian@hpl.hp.com>  for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be
       used by others).

					   18 Mar 2002					 ELILO(8)
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