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extlinux(1)									      extlinux(1)

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

SYNOPSIS
       extlinux [options] directory

DESCRIPTION
       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  sim-
       plify  first-time installation of Linux, and for creation of rescue and other special-pur-
       pose boot disks.

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

	      extlinux --install /mnt

OPTIONS
       -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-adv
	      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).

FILES
       The  extlinux configuration file needs to be named 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.

BUGS
       I  would  appreciate hearing of any problems you have with SYSLINUX.  I would also like to
       hear from you if you have successfully used SYSLINUX, 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:

SEE ALSO
       syslinux(1)

SYSLINUX for ext2/ext3 filesystem	 18 December 2007			      extlinux(1)
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