|author||H. Peter Anvin <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2007-01-24 21:53:06 -0800|
|committer||H. Peter Anvin <email@example.com>||2007-01-24 21:53:06 -0800|
Document config file search pathsyslinux-3.35-pre3
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/syslinux.doc b/syslinux.doc
index 9fc0ee6f..7f07407a 100644
@@ -91,10 +91,17 @@ which requires root privilege.
++++ CONFIGURATION FILE ++++
All the configurable defaults in SYSLINUX can be changed by putting a
-file called SYSLINUX.CFG in the root directory of the boot floppy. This
-is a text file in either UNIX or DOS format, containing one or more of
-the following items (case is insensitive for keywords; upper case is used
-here to indicate that a word should be typed verbatim):
+file called "syslinux.cfg" in the root directory of the boot disk.
+This is a text file in either UNIX or DOS format, containing one or
+more of the following items (case is insensitive for keywords; upper
+case is used here to indicate that a word should be typed verbatim):
+Starting with version 3.35, the configuration file can also be in
+either the /boot/syslinux or /syslinux directories (searched in that
+order.) If that is the case, then all filenames are assumed to be
+relative to that same directory, unless preceded with a slash or
All options here applies to PXELINUX, ISOLINUX and EXTLINUX as well as
SYSLINUX unless otherwise noted. See the respective .doc files.