Boot Parameters for SL4 and SL5 LiveCD

IMPORTANT: This description is valid for SL4 and SL5 only. For SL6 see Boot Parameters for SL6 LiveCD.

Boot parameters (also known as cheatcodes) can be used to affect the boot process and change the behaviour of the LiveCD such as hardware detection. If you boot your PC from the LiveCD a graphical Scientific Linux logo appears. At the very bottom you should see a "boot: " prompt.

Type "linux" or "smp" (in case of SL4 and SMP kernel) followed by one or more boot parameters. For example:

boot: linux afs kb=sg-latin1

The following boot parameters are available (press F1, F2, F3 or F4 to see the options at the boot prompt):

Last modified: Friday, 18-Mar-2011 19:28:31 CET by Urs Beyerle