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    2 mboot.c32
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    5 mboot.c32 is a 32-bit ELF module that allows Syslinux and its
    6 variants to load and boot kernels that use the Multiboot standard
    7 (e.g. the Xen virtual machine monitor, and the Fiasco and GNU Mach
    8 microkernels).
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   10 To load a multiboot kernel and modules in Syslinux, put mboot.c32 (from
   11 com32/modules) in the boot directory, and load it as the "kernel" in the
   12 configuration file.  The command-line to pass to mboot.c32 is the kernel
   13 command-line, followed by all the module command lines, separated with
   14 '---'.  For example, to load a Xen VMM, xenlinux and an initrd:
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   16 DEFAULT mboot.c32 xen.gz dom0_mem=15000 nosmp noacpi --- linux.gz console=tty0 root=/dev/hda1 --- initrd.img
   17 
   18 or, as a choice in a menu:
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   20 LABEL Xen
   21   KERNEL mboot.c32
   22   APPEND xen.gz dom0_mem=15000 nosmp noacpi --- linux.gz console=tty0 root=/dev/hda1 --- initrd.img
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   24 mboot.c32 requires version 2.12 or later of Syslinux.
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   26 Tim Deegan, May 2005