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HiDeHo

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Nov 2011, 05:34    Post subject:  puppy boot options.  

Here are the default puppy boot options for LUPUP 5.2.0 and all other lupu puppies. (most puppy versions should also use similar boot options but specialised ones may not). its a good idea to have these boot options when you have to configure a bootloader such as Grub, Grub2 or syslinux. grub4dos can automatically detect and configure the boot loader for you even with a frugal install.
    acpi=off Default on for PCs >2001, may give boot/shutdown Probs
    pfix=ram Run totally in RAM ignore saved sessions
    pfix=nox commandline only, do not start x
    pfix=copy coppy .sfs files to RAM (slower boot, faster running)
    pfix=nocopy do not copy .sfs to RAM (faster boot, slower running
    pfix=fsck do filesystem check on lupusave (and host partition)
    pfix=clean file cleanup (simulate version upgrade)
    pfix=purge more radical file cleanup (to fix broken systems)' {
    pfix=<n> Number of save files to ignore
If you know of the boot options for wary, slacko, quirky or any other puplet please post them here stating the version of puppy they are from.

Edit: These options can be useful if you want to edit your bootloader like this grub 2 setup for puppy linux click here

Here is a good post about the different installs you can do with puppy.
click here and here

Edit 2: Also i just found this about the boot options that explains in more detail click here

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nooby

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Nov 2011, 06:24    Post subject:  

If you have a Netbook with an Atom CPU and if it sometimes refuse
to boot on Lupu 510, 525, 528? then add this to boot code
nosmp

then it most likely always boot.

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ICPUG

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Nov 2011, 13:58    Post subject:  

What do you mean by 'default boot options'?

What is usually meant is that these are the options that are set by default so will take effect UNLESS the user specifies something else.

The reason I ask the question is that I don't know of any puppy that runs pfix=ram by default. Indeed, by default, they will always load a save file if it exists - sometimes causing pain if it comes from a different version of Puppy!

Obviously pfix=nox is NOT a default.

I think you meant to say that here is a list of boot options that are available to be used with Lupu. If so, then the list is not complete.
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PostPosted: Thu 10 Nov 2011, 14:16    Post subject: Re: puppy boot options.  

HiDeHo wrote:
Here are the default puppy boot options for LUPUP 5.2.0 and all other lupu puppies. (most puppy versions should also use similar boot options but specialised ones may not). its a good idea to have these boot options when you have to configure a bootloader such as Grub, Grub2 or syslinux. grub4dos can automatically detect and configure the boot loader for you even with a frugal install.
    acpi=off Default on for PCs >2001, may give boot/shutdown Probs
    pfix=ram Run totally in RAM ignore saved sessions
    pfix=nox commandline only, do not start x
    pfix=copy coppy .sfs files to RAM (slower boot, faster running)
    pfix=nocopy do not copy .sfs to RAM (faster boot, slower running
    pfix=fsck do filesystem check on lupusave (and host partition)
    pfix=clean file cleanup (simulate version upgrade)
    pfix=purge more radical file cleanup (to fix broken systems)' {
    pfix=<n> Number of save files to ignore
If you know of the boot options for wary, slacko, quirky or any other puplet please post them here stating the version of puppy they are from.

edit.
These options can be useful if you want to edit your bootloader like this grub 2 setup for puppy linux click here

Here is a good post about the different installs you can do with puppy.
click here and here


Those are more commonly known as "cheat codes", which
are used for special cases.
A longer list can be found on earlier cds; such as Puppy4.12.

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Nov 2011, 15:40    Post subject:  

Puppy Linux boot parameters
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HiDeHo

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2011, 03:59    Post subject:  

ICPUG wrote:
What do you mean by 'default boot options'?

What is usually meant is that these are the options that are set by default so will take effect UNLESS the user specifies something else.

The reason I ask the question is that I don't know of any puppy that runs pfix=ram by default. Indeed, by default, they will always load a save file if it exists - sometimes causing pain if it comes from a different version of Puppy!

Obviously pfix=nox is NOT a default.

I think you meant to say that here is a list of boot options that are available to be used with Lupu. If so, then the list is not complete.


by default options i mean the default ones given when booting puppy and pressing f2 it shows a list of the options for booting puppy..
the ones there are the most common ones and yes there are probably more you can do than you get in the list.
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ICPUG

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2011, 08:47    Post subject:  

Thanks HiDeHo.

I understand what you mean now.
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rhadon


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PostPosted: Thu 17 Nov 2011, 18:11    Post subject:  

Quote:
pfix=fsck do filesystem check on lupusave (and host partition)
Are you sure? IIRC it checks only the save file.

The exception is an improper shutdown. In this case Lupu checks both automatically, no pfix=fsck needed.

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HiDeHo

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Nov 2011, 01:32    Post subject:  

rhadon wrote:
Quote:
pfix=fsck do filesystem check on lupusave (and host partition)
Are you sure? IIRC it checks only the save file.

The exception is an improper shutdown. In this case Lupu checks both automatically, no pfix=fsck needed.

~Rolf


i have explained and pointed to another post that explains each option better.

click here
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Nov 2011, 02:40    Post subject:  

HiDeHo wrote:
i have explained and pointed to another post that explains each option better.
The post you pointed to, doesn't explain pfix=fsck. Wink

Please don't get me wrong. I like your list and explanations. Very Happy
But it should be correct.

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Nov 2011, 07:28    Post subject:  

Maybe people who are interested in the first part of the boot options also want to know about the 2nd part (from Lupu-525):

The following are mostly in GRUB/Syslinux setup for installed Puppy. Files are
found automatically at bootup but these can help the 'init' script. Examples:

pdev1=sdc1 The boot partition.
psubdir=puppies/wary501 Path in which Puppy is installed.
psavemark=2 Partition no. (in boot drive) to save session to.
pmedia=usbflash Type of media booting from. Choose one of these:
usbflash usbhd usbcd ataflash atahd atacd atazip scsihd scsicd cd
pupsfs=sdc1:/puppies/wary501/puppy.sfs Override auto search.
zdrv=sdc1:/puppies/wary501/zdrv.sfs Override auto search.

The following are for debugging, for experts only:
loglevel=<n> Bootup verbosity. 7 is high verbosity for debugging.
pfix=rdsh Execute 'init' then dropout to prompt in initramfs.
pfix=rdsh0 Dropout early, before loading kernel drivers.
pfix=rdsh6 Dropout just before mount layered filesystem.

More help here: http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt

~Rolf

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amigo

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2012, 15:08    Post subject:  

It's worth mentioning here, that 'acpi=off', 'nosmp' and many other possibilities are not part of the puppy 'cheat codes'. They are kernel parameters and there are many of them. There are also a few possible ones which are paramaters to the 'init' program, although this does not apply to the puppy init.

Since you are trying to explain/rationalize, it would be good to keep the difference between kernel parameters, init parameters and puppy-specific 'cheat codes' in mind. Most puppy users are unaware of the difference, so that don't understand why options which work for other distros do not work here.
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jan 2012, 08:11    Post subject:  

Ordinarily I don't have any problem bringing up my keyboard layout because it's the first thing that gets started when Puppy gets to the "setup X" environment. I use the Dvorak layout and have quite forgotten, by way of 'muscle memory" how to touch type on the QWERTY aka The Short Road To Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

So I tried out the new Attack Puppy release. (a security testing suite, very nice) and damned if the "choose keyboard layout" dialogue had disappeared.

Is there any way to cheat-code to load, at the boot prompt, the Dvorak?

Or, simple for me now, what's the name of the app, to start it from the terminal, for that particular segment?

I'm using the Command Line a lot nowadays.

Also, a bash command to simply change the layout?

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TheProphet

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan 2012, 01:29    Post subject: solved my previous question  

By accidentally right clicking on the desktop thus bringing up a menu, mouseandkeyboard settings, a button near the bottom for Xorg users, layout variants for my Keyboard (us, started with Qwerty The HandBreaker) et voila ici la!

Now to explore the new release.
After first surfing around and driving myself mad, which many will claim to be the shortest trip in the history of driving.

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec 2012, 18:32    Post subject:  

TheProphet wrote:

Is there any way to cheat-code to load, at the boot prompt, the Dvorak?


pkeys=dvorak
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