.TH extlinux "1" "18 December 2007" "SYSLINUX for ext2/ext3 filesystem"
extlinux \- install the \s-1SYSLINUX\s+1 bootloader on a ext2/ext3 filesystem
\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.
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:
.B extlinux --install /mnt
Force the number of heads.
Install over the current bootsector.
Clear the boot-once command.
Execute a command once upon boot.
Fall back to the next device on boot failure.
Reset auxiliary data.
Force the number of sectors per track.
Updates a previous \fBEXTLINUX\fP installation.
Force zipdrive geometry (-H 64 -S 32).
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.
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 \s-1SYSLINUX\s+1 users and for
announcements of new and test versions. To join, send a message to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the line:
.SH SEE ALSO
.BR syslinux (1)