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The Linux BootPrompt-HowTo

by Paul Gortmaker.

v1.3, Sept 4, 2001

This is the BootPrompt-Howto, which is a compilation of all the possible boot time arguments that can be passed to the Linux kernel at boot time. This includes all kernel and device parameters. A discussion of how the kernel sorts boot time arguments, along with an overview of some of the popular software used to boot Linux kernels is also included.

1. Introduction

2. Overview of Boot Prompt Arguments

3. General Non-Device Specific Boot Args

4. Boot Arguments to Control PCI Bus Behaviour (`pci=')

5. Boot Arguments for Video Frame Buffer Drivers

6. Boot Arguments for SCSI Peripherals.

7. Hard Disks

8. The Sound Drivers


10. Serial and ISDN Drivers

11. Other Hardware Devices

12. Copying, Translations, Closing, etc.

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