Fedoraforum Boot time command args: -----------------------
expert Turns on special features: - allows partitioning of removable media - prompts for driver disk
noshell Do not put a shell on tty2 during install.
lowres Force GUI installer to run at 640x480.
resolution= Run installer in mode specified, '1024x768' for example.
nousb Do not load USB support (helps if install hangs early sometimes).
nofb Do not load the VGA16 framebuffer required for doing text-mode installation in some languages
nofirewire Do not load support for firewire devices
askmethod Do not automatically use the CD-ROM as the install source if we detect a Red Hat Linux CD in your CD-ROM drive.
nousbstorage Do not load usbstorage module in loader. May help with device ordering on SCSI systems.
noparport Do not attempt to load support for parallel ports
noprobe Do not attempt to detect hw, prompts user instead.
nopcmcia Ignore PCMCIA controller in system.
skipddc Skips DDC probe of monitor, may help if its handing system.
graphical Force graphical install. Required to have ftp/http use GUI.
text Force text mode install.
vnc Enable vnc-based installation. You will need to connect to the machine using a vnc client application.
vncpassword= Enable a password for the vnc connection. This will prevent someone from inadvertantly connecting to the vnc-based installation.
Requires 'vnc' option to be specified as well.
vncconnect=[:] Once installation is up and running, connect to the vnc client named , and optionally use port .
Requires 'vnc' option to be specified as well.
updates Prompt for floppy containing updates (bug fixes).
isa Prompt user for ISA devices configuration.
dd Use a driver disk.
driverdisk Same as 'dd'.
mediacheck Activates loader code to give user option of testing integrity of install source (if an ISO-based method).
rescue Run rescue environment.
nomount Don't automatically mount any installed Linux partitions in rescue mode.
nopass Don't pass keyboard/mouse info to stage 2 installer, good for testing keyboard and mouse config screens in stage2 installer during network installs.
serial Turns on serial console support.
ksdevice Takes an argument like 'eth0', tells install what network device to use for kickstart from network.
ks Kickstart over NFS.
ks=cdrom: Kickstart from CDROM
ks=nfs: Kickstart from NFS.
ks= Kickstart via HTTP.
ks=hd: Kickstart via harddrive (dev = 'hda1', for example)
ks=file: Kickstart from a file (path = 'fd0/ks.cfg')
ks=ftp:// Kickstart from FTP.
ks=http:// Kickstart from HTTP.
kssendmac Adds HTTP headers to ks=http:// request that can be helpful for provisioning systems. Includes MAC address of all nics in a CGI environment variable of the form HTTP_X_RHN_PROVISIONING_0, HTTP_X_RHN_PROVISIONING_1, etc, for all nics.
dhcpclass= Sends a custom DHCP vendor class identifier. ISC's dhcpcd can inspect this value using "option vendor-class-identifier".
upgradeany Don't require an /etc/redhat-release that matches the expected syntax to upgrade.
lang= Language to use for the installation. This should be a language which is valid to be used with the 'lang' kickstart command.
keymap= Keyboard layout to use. Valid values are those which can be used for the 'keyboard' kickstart command.
ip= IP to use for a network installation, use 'dhcp' for DHCP.
netmask= Netmask to use for a network installation.
gateway= Gateway to use for a network installation.
dns= Comma separated list of nameservers to use for a network installation.
method=nfs: Use for an NFS installation.
method=http:// Use for an HTTP installation
method=ftp:// Use for an FTP installation
method=hd:/// Use on for a hard drive installation
method=cdrom Do a CDROM based installation.
vnc Do graphical installation via VNC. Instead of starting a normal X server, vncserver will be started and you can then connect remotely to do the installation.
vncpassword= Set a password for the vnc session.
vncconnect=[:] Once installation is up and running, connect to the vnc client named , and optionally, on port . Requires 'vnc' option to be specified as well.
test debug Start up pdb immediately nofallback If GUI fails exit rootpath= Where to install packages (default /mnt/sysimage) pcic= Specify pcmcia controller overhead= Override LVM overhead calculation testpath= mountfs traceonly Don't run, just list modules we use kickstart= Set serial install and kickstart file kbdtype= Set the type of keyboard module= Load additional kernel modules class= Choose install class to use autostep Make kickstart non-interactive noselinux Disable Security Enhanced Linux selinux Enable Security Enhanced Linux vnc= cmdline Use command line installer headless Automate install for machines with no display virtpconsole= xfs Allows the creation of a xfs filesystem reiserfs Allows the creation of a reiserfs filesystem jfs Allows the creation of a jfs filesystem syslogd