PCLinuxOS Boot Parameters

PCLinuxOS Boot Parameters and cheat codes; These cheat or boot codes allow you to override PCLinuxOS defaults by modifying the boot process to suite your specific needs. These codes can be used on their own as specified on the syslinux initial boot command line or can be combined with more than one boot code option listed below.

PCLinuxOS Boot Parameters and their function

PCLinuxOS Boot Code example: livecd xres=800x600 keyb=us

PCLinuxOS Boot Parameters Cheat or Boot Code Function
initrd Only boot the initrd, not the actual CD/USB. Useful for developers.
livecd debug Prints useful information (for developers) from various scripts while loading the LiveUSB/CD.
livecd fstab=<opts> Override the default generation of the fstab. Valid options: auto, noauto, ro, rw.
livecd home=usb For use with a USB memory stick/pen device when attached. Allows using the guest account to save settings.
livecd noeject Disable CD ejection on shutdown or reboot.
livecd noscsi Disable probing of SCSI devices at boot.
livecd nousb Disable probing of USB devices at boot.
livecd nopcmcia Disable probing of PCMCIA devices at boot.
livecd nonetwork Disable probing for network devices at boot.
livecd nosound Disable probing for sound cards at boot.
livecd xdrv=<driver> Specify the X driver, e.g., fbdev or nv.
livecd xbpp=<depth> Specify the bit depth for X (e.g., 8, 15, 16, 24, or 32).
livecd xres=<res> Specify the resolution for X (e.g., 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, or 1600x1400).
livecd hwdetect=no Don't run the hardware detection script, booting with the default hardware configuration on the LiveUSB/CD
livecd keyb=<mapping> Use a different keyboard layout mapping from the one the ISO was built with. Valid mappings are:

al Albanian
am Armenian (typewriter)
am_old Armenian (old)
am_phonetic Armenian (phonetic)
ar Arabic
az Azerbaidjani (latin)
be Belgian ben Bengali
bg Bulgarian (BDS)
bg_phonetic Bulgarian (phonetic)
br Brazilian (ABNT-2)
bs Bosnian by Belarusian
ch_de Swiss (German layout)
ch_fr Swiss (French layout)
cz Czech (QWERTZ)
cz_qwerty Czech (QWERTY)
de German de_nodeadkeys German (no dead keys)
dev Devanagari
dk Danish
dvorak Dvorak (US)
dvorak_no Dvorak (Norwegian)
dvorak_se Dvorak (Swedish)
ee Estonian
es Spanish
fi Finnish
fr French
ge_la Georgian ("Latin" layout)
ge_ru Georgian ("Russian" layout)
gr Greek gr_pl Greek (polytonic)
guj Gujarati
gur Gurmukhi
hr Croatian
hu Hungarian
ie Irish
il Israeli
il_phonetic Israeli (Phonetic)
ir Iranian
is Icelandic
it Italian
iu Inuktitut
jp Japanese 106 keys
kan Kannada
kr Korean keyboard
la Latin American
lao Laotian
lt_b Lithuanian "number row" QWERTY
lt Lithuanian AZERTY (old)
lt_new Lithuanian AZERTY (new)
lt_p Lithuanian "phonetic" QWERTY
lv Latvian mal Malayalam
mk Macedonian mm Myanmar (Burmese)
mng Mongolian (cyrillic) mt Maltese (UK)
mt_us Maltese (US)
nl Dutch
no Norwegian
ori Oriya
pl2 Polish (qwertz layout)
pl Polish (qwerty layout)
pt Portuguese
qc Canadian (Quebec)
ro2 Romanian (qwertz)
ro Romanian (qwerty)
ru Russian
ru_yawerty Russian (Phonetic)
sapmi Saami (norwegian)
sapmi_sefi Saami (swedish/finnish)
se Swedish
si Slovenian
sk_qwerty Slovakian (QWERTY)
sk Slovakian (QWERTZ)
sr Serbian (cyrillic)
syr_p Syriac (phonetic)
syr Syriac
tel Telugu
th Thai keyboard
tj Tajik keyboard
tml Tamil (ISCII-layout)
tr_f Turkish (traditional "F" model)
tr_q Turkish (modern "Q" model)
tscii Tamil (Typewriter-layout)
ua Ukrainian
uk UK keyboard
us_intl US keyboard (international)
us US keyboard uz Uzbek (cyrillic)
vn Vietnamese "numeric row" QWERTY
yu Yugoslavian (latin)