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.TH extlinux "1" "18 December 2007" "SYSLINUX for ext2/ext3 filesystem"
.SH NAME
extlinux \- install the \s-1SYSLINUX\s+1 bootloader on a ext2/ext3 filesystem
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B extlinux
[\fIoptions\fP] \fIdirectory\fP
.SH DESCRIPTION
\fBEXTLINUX\fP is a new syslinux derivative, which boots from a Linux ext2/ext3
filesystem.  It works the same way as \fBSYSLINUX\fP, 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.
.PP
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:
.IP
.B extlinux --install /mnt
.SH OPTIONS
.TP
\fB\-H\fR, \fB\-\-heads\fR=#
Force the number of heads.
.TP
\fB\-i\fR, \fB\-\-install\fR
Install over the current bootsector.
.TP
\fB\-O\fR, \fB\-\-clear\-once\fR
Clear the boot-once command.
.TP
\fB\-o\fR, \fB\-\-once\fR=\fIcommand\fR
Execute a command once upon boot.
.TP
\fB\-r\fR, \fB\-\-raid\fR
Fall back to the next device on boot failure.
.TP
\fB\-\-reset\-adv\fR
Reset auxiliary data.
.TP
\fB\-S\fR, \fB\-\-sectors\fR=\fI#\fR
Force the number of sectors per track.
.TP
\fB\-U\fR, \fB\-\-update\fR
Updates a previous \fBEXTLINUX\fP installation.
.TP
\fB\-z\fR, \fB\-\-zip\fR
Force zipdrive geometry (-H 64 -S 32).
.SH BUGS
I would appreciate hearing of any problems you have with \s-1SYSLINUX\s+1.  I
would also like to hear from you if you have successfully used \s-1SYSLINUX\s+1,
especially if you are using it for a distribution.
.PP
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.
.PP
There is a mailing list for discussion among \s-1SYSLINUX\s+1 users and for
announcements of new and test versions. To join, send a message to
majordomo@linux.kernel.org with the line:
.SH SEE ALSO
.BR syslinux (1)