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Usage: palo [options]
-?, --help Print this information
-c, --commandline=default kernel command line
Maximum 1023 characters.
-k, --recoverykernel=path to recovery kernel (perhaps /boot/vmlinux)
-b, --bootloader=path to boot loader (usually /usr/share/palo/iplboot)
-r, --ramdisk=path to initial ramdisk image
-I, --init-partitioned=partitioned device or file
Initialize a pre-partitioned device, usually a hard disk.
The partition table is not modified. Requires only -c and -b
though -k is customary and prudent.
-U, --update-partitioned=partitioned device or file
Update a pre-partitioned device, usually a hard disk.
The partition table is not modified. Usually used to
modify the default kernel command line (-c).
-s, --init-tape=file
Initialize an unpartitioned file which can be copied to
tape, disk, or used as a bootp image. Requires -c, -b, -k.
-C, --init-cdrom=iso-image-file
Convert an ISO image already containing a kernel, boot loader,
and optionally a ramdisk, into a PA-RISC bootable image.
Requires -c, -b, -k, and optionally -r. The files named on
the palo command line must have EXACTLY the same contents as
those already in the ISO image.
-f, --configfile=path to config file
Each line in the named configuration file is added
as a separate argument to the beginning of the palo
command line arguments (thus command-line options
override config file options).
Short or long options can be used with long options
peferred for readability in the configuration file.
WARNING: No quotations or other shell syntax is understood,
so use
--commandline=a b c
--commandline='a b c'.
The short-option config file form of the above is:
a b c
Blank lines and lines beginning with # are ignored.
Whitespace at the beginning and ends of lines is discarded.
When -f is not specified, palo tries /etc/palo.conf. Use
--configfile=/dev/null to avoid configuration files or
warnings when /etc/palo.conf is missing.
-v, --verbose
Provide more verbose information when running palo
-e, --format-as=type
This is only for partitioned media. Format the palo
partition as an ext2 (type == 2), ext3 (type == 3) or
ext4 (type == 4) partition. With this option, you
cannot specify any parameters, kernels or ramdisks to
be loaded into the palo partition
'palo' with no arguments whatsoever is equivalent to 'palo -f /etc/palo.conf'.
When more than one of -I, -U, -s and -C are used, only the
last one is effective.