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
||Only boot the initrd, not the actual CD/USB. Useful for developers.
||Prints useful information (for developers) from various scripts while loading the LiveUSB/CD.
||Override the default generation of the fstab. Valid options: auto, noauto, ro, rw.
||For use with a USB memory stick/pen device when attached. Allows using the guest account to save settings.
||Disable CD ejection on shutdown or reboot.
||Disable probing of SCSI devices at boot.
||Disable probing of USB devices at boot.
||Disable probing of PCMCIA devices at boot.
||Disable probing for network devices at boot.
||Disable probing for sound cards at boot.
||Specify the X driver, e.g., fbdev or nv.
||Specify the bit depth for X (e.g., 8, 15, 16, 24, or 32).
||Specify the resolution for X (e.g., 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, or 1600x1400).
||Don't run the hardware detection script, booting with the default hardware configuration on the LiveUSB/CD
||Use a different keyboard layout mapping from the one the ISO was built with. Valid mappings are:
am Armenian (typewriter)
am_old Armenian (old)
am_phonetic Armenian (phonetic)
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)
dvorak Dvorak (US)
dvorak_no Dvorak (Norwegian)
dvorak_se Dvorak (Swedish)
ge_la Georgian ("Latin" layout)
ge_ru Georgian ("Russian" layout)
gr Greek gr_pl Greek (polytonic)
il_phonetic Israeli (Phonetic)
jp Japanese 106 keys
kr Korean keyboard
la Latin American
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)
pl2 Polish (qwertz layout)
pl Polish (qwerty layout)
qc Canadian (Quebec)
ro2 Romanian (qwertz)
ro Romanian (qwerty)
ru_yawerty Russian (Phonetic)
sapmi Saami (norwegian)
sapmi_sefi Saami (swedish/finnish)
sk_qwerty Slovakian (QWERTY)
sk Slovakian (QWERTZ)
sr Serbian (cyrillic)
syr_p Syriac (phonetic)
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)
uk UK keyboard
us_intl US keyboard (international)
us US keyboard uz Uzbek (cyrillic)
vn Vietnamese "numeric row" QWERTY
yu Yugoslavian (latin)