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CentOS 7.0 - man page for extlinux (centos section 1)

extlinux(1)				       General Commands Manual					  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 installation 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 example, 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-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).
The extlinux configuration file needs to be named extlinux.conf and needs to be stored in the extlinux instal- lation 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 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 with the line:
syslinux(1) SYSLINUX for ext2/ext3 filesystem 18 December 2007 extlinux(1)
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