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Old 10-20-2005, 08:54 AM   #1
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What do these kernel arguments mean?

When I started using linux I have known that there is some arguments which we can pass to linux kernel during boot time.
However, I still know nothing about the meaning of these arguments.
I only know that ro means read only
So let share your knowledge. List some of common arguments and define it.
Old 10-20-2005, 09:02 AM   #2
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The kernel is the base of any operating system. I can't give you a real definition of exactly what it is b/c I don't know, Windows has one too, it's just that in Linux you can edit and customize it to fit you.
Old 10-20-2005, 09:22 AM   #3
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Have a look at /usr/src/linux/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt


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