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17.2.1 chainloader

Command: chainloader [--force] file [args...]

Load file as a chain-loader. Like any other file loaded by the filesystem code, it can use the blocklist notation (see Block list syntax) to grab the first sector of the current partition with ‘+1’. On EFI platforms, any arguments after file will be sent to the loaded image.

If you specify the option --force, then load file forcibly, whether it has a correct signature or not. This is required when you want to load a defective boot loader, such as SCO UnixWare 7.1.