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       elilo - install EFI boot loader


       elilo [options]


       This  manual  page documents briefly the elilo command, which was written specifically for
       the Ubuntu distribution to simplify configuring and using the elilo.efi bootloader.

       There are two parts to elilo, the bootloader itself and this  utility  which  installs  or
       updates a bootload configuration.

       The  primary function of elilo is to copy files necessary for booting Ubuntu from the main
       filesystem to a subdirectory /EFI/ubuntu on the boot partition.  These include  elilo.efi,
       elilo.conf, and the kernel and ramdisk images referenced by elilo.conf.

       In  addition,  elilo  can  create  a  default configuration file, /etc/elilo.conf, and can
       invoke efibootmgr to create an entry in the EFI Boot Manager menu such that a system  will
       autoboot in to Ubuntu on power up.

       elilo requires a couple of extra parameters in elilo.conf that elio.efi does not currently
       support.  These are needed so that a normal run of elilo with no parameters can  find  the
       elilo.efi binary and boot partition in order to rebuild it.  They are:

       install=<path to elilo.efi>
       boot=<boot partition>


       This  program  follows  the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with
       two dashes (`-').

       -b, --boot
              set bootstrap partition device [ -b /dev/sda1 ]

       -i, --install
              pathname to the actual bootloader binary, default: /usr/{local/}lib/elilo/elilo.efi

       -C, --config
              use alternate configuration file [ -C config_file ]

              auto-generate a /etc/elilo.conf.  Typically only used during  system  installation.
              In normal use, an elilo.conf file already exists and will not be modified by elilo.

              elilo  auto configuration: create an efi boot manager entry for elilo.  This option
              requires that the efibootmgr package also be installed.

              elilo auto configuration: sets the time elilo  will  wait  for  user  input  before
              booting default image default: 20 (2 seconds)

              elilo auto configuration: sets the path to the kernel image. default: /vmlinuz

              elilo auto configuration: sets the image label default: Linux

       --root elilo auto configuration: sets the root device default: /dev/sda3

              create a new FAT filesystem on the boot partition.  Use this cautiously if you have
              more than one operating system installed, and they may  be  sharing  the  same  EFI

       -v, --verbose
              make elilo more verbose

              print boring junk only useful for debugging

       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -V, --version
              output version information and exit





       Additional information about elilo is available in the /usr/share/doc/elilo directory.


       The   elilo   program   and   this   manual   page   were   written   by   Richard   Hirst
       <>  and  Bdale  Garbee  <>  as  additions  to  the  elilo
       bootloader  package  from  Stephane  Eranian <> for the Debian GNU/Linux
       system (but may be used by others).

                                           18 Mar 2002                                   ELILO(8)