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Old 03-16-2005, 01:51 PM   #1
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How to pass on boot parameters Slack 10.1

Could someone please tell me how to pass on boot parameters with LILO (After it's been installed)? I need to pass the nohotplug parameter on to the kernel.

A friend's system hangs on hotplug startup, I think because I enabled her APM and parrallel port modules and one of them is causing trouble so I need to turn hotplug off momentarily to fix the problem.

Thanks for any help,

-- Jason
Old 03-16-2005, 01:58 PM   #2
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To pass a parameter on boot simply type it when you see the lilo menu and/or "Boot: ".
I don't know which parameter you can pass to disable hotplug however you can boot with some linux cd (like slackware's cd 1 or 2), mount your hdd somewhere like /mnt/hdd and disable hotplug from there by typing: chmod -x /mnt/hdd/etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug
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Old 03-21-2005, 11:41 AM   #4
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To permanently do so, if using lilo,

change the /etc/lilo.conf file.

Add a line (if u dont have)
---> append = "parameters" (i.e. append = "initrd=initrd.img .....")

If u have that line in ur kernel parameter, just add it at the end of the append.
---> append = "....... noscsi"

Lastly, save and apply your changes by typing "lilo" command on the console.

root@slacky# lilo
Added *Linux
Added *Penguin

BUt, wait a sec, if want to disable the hotplug, why don't u remove the executable flag for /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug file?

root@slacky# chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug

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