Bug 453469 - extlinux: invalid option -- i
extlinux: invalid option -- i
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: livecd-tools (Show other bugs)
el5
All Linux
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Assigned To: Rahul Sundaram
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Reported: 2008-06-30 16:04 EDT by Lubomir Rintel
Modified: 2013-03-13 01:43 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: livecd-tools-013-8_el5_1
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Last Closed: 2008-10-27 07:53:57 EDT
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Description Lubomir Rintel 2008-06-30 16:04:44 EDT
[root@trurl lkundrak]# livecd-iso-to-disk --reset-mbr --noverify /dev/cdrom
/dev/sda1
MBR appears to be blank.
Do you want to replace the MBR on this device?
Press Enter to continue or ctrl-c to abort

Copying live image to USB stick
Updating boot config file
Installing boot loader
extlinux: invalid option -- i
extlinux: Unknown option: i
USB stick set up as live image!
[root@trurl lkundrak]#
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-06-30 16:18:59 EDT
What version of syslinux is this with?
Comment 2 Lubomir Rintel 2008-07-01 14:03:27 EDT
syslinux-3.11-4
Comment 3 Lubomir Rintel 2008-07-01 14:09:44 EDT
Some documentation, so you don't have to look yourself. Probably the -i option
was added when -U came into existence, and was assumed until then?

This is on RHEL5:

[root@trurl ~]# extlinux -h
Usage: extlinux [options] directory
  --zip        -z  Force zipdrive geometry (-H 64 -S 32)
  --sectors=#  -S  Force the number of sectors per track
  --heads=#    -H  Force number of heads

  Note: geometry is determined at boot time for devices which
  are considered hard disks by the BIOS.  Unfortunately, this is
  not possible for devices which are considered floppy disks,
  which includes zipdisks and LS-120 superfloppies.

  The -z option is useful for USB devices which are considered
  hard disks by some BIOSes and zipdrives by other BIOSes.
[root@trurl ~]# 

This is on Fedora 9:

[root@jesus ~]# extlinux -h
Usage: extlinux [options] directory
  --install    -i  Install over the current bootsector
  --update     -U  Update a previous EXTLINUX installation
  --zip        -z  Force zipdrive geometry (-H 64 -S 32)
  --sectors=#  -S  Force the number of sectors per track
  --heads=#    -H  Force number of heads
  --raid       -r  Fall back to the next device on boot failure
  --once=...   -o  Execute a command once upon boot
  --clear-once -O  Clear the boot-once command
  --reset-adv      Reset auxilliary data

  Note: geometry is determined at boot time for devices which
  are considered hard disks by the BIOS.  Unfortunately, this is
  not possible for devices which are considered floppy disks,
  which includes zipdisks and LS-120 superfloppies.

  The -z option is useful for USB devices which are considered
  hard disks by some BIOSes and zipdrives by other BIOSes.
[root@jesus ~]# 
Comment 4 Lubomir Rintel 2008-10-27 07:53:57 EDT
Fixed in livecd-tools-013-8_el5_1

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