[syslinux] [PATCH] Describe the --directory option more precisely

Paul Bolle pebolle at tiscali.nl
Wed Jan 12 01:13:57 PST 2011

Signed-off-by: Paul Bolle <pebolle at tiscali.nl>
syslinux accepts a --directory (or -d) option. As far as I can see this
option only affects the installation location of the ldlinux.sys file.
(It also affects the boot sector that syslinux generates, but that is
not something user visible.)

Currently man/syslinux.1 talks about the "SYSLINUX control files". That
is not entirely correct. It may even trick people into thinking this
option does more than it actually does (ie, install configuration files,
or modules in that directory too).

 man/syslinux.1 |    2 +-
 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man/syslinux.1 b/man/syslinux.1
index af44979..d08ab0f 100644
--- a/man/syslinux.1
+++ b/man/syslinux.1
@@ -62,7 +62,7 @@ the boot sequence (usually the next hard disk) instead of stopping
 with an error message.  This is useful for RAID-1 booting.
 \fB\-d\fP, \fB\-\-directory\fP \fIsubdirectory\fP
-Install the \s-1SYSLINUX\s+1 control files in a subdirectory with the
+Install the ldlinux.sys file in a subdirectory with the
 specified name (relative to the root directory on the device).
 \fB\-t\fP, \fB\-\-offset\fP \fIoffset\fP

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